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MIDAS Science Briefs

MIDAS is committed to supplying accessible information about the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining to policy developers, decision makers and stakeholder groups. A series of concise, informative briefing documents will be produced that cover key issues in the deep-sea mining field. The first of these briefs can be downloaded as low-resolution PDF documents below. 


Introduction to deep-sea mining

International legal framework: a primer

Plumes from deep-sea mining Toxic impacts of deep-sea mining
Biodiversity trends in the CCZ Abyssal fauna in deep-ocean nodule provinces Ecosystems at mid-ocean ridges Biodiversity of seamounts hosting cobalt-rich crusts
Transparency in the darkest deep Methane from gas hydrates    


Useful briefing documents on relevant deep-sea ecosystem topics produced in previous projects can be downloaded from the websites below: