MIDAS considers EIA assessment framework

News date: 
March 20, 2014

Over 30 scientists, industry representatives, legal experts and socio-economists met at the Natural History Museum in London on 19-20 March 2014 to discuss the  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for deep-sea mining. The 2-day workshop drew on expertise from marine biologists, ecologists, geologists, oceanographers, EIA practitioners and policy specialists to consider what parameters should be measured in and around mining sites in order to monitor change relating to mining activity. The main aim of the workshop was to draft a framework for consideration of indicators for the EIA process in the real world.