Sustainability assessment of deep ocean resources

McLellan, Benjamin C. (2015) Sustainability assessment of deep ocean resources. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 28 502-508. doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.060

Author McLellan, Benjamin C.
Title Sustainability assessment of deep ocean resources
Journal name Procedia Environmental Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-0296
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.060
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 28
Start page 502
End page 508
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Critical or strategic minerals are important for the future sustainable energy and economic security. Unconventional resources are being sought to obtain these minerals. Research about the extraction of deep ocean resources (DOR) has increased significantly over the past decades. However, the understanding of social and environmental implications is still very poor – especially for remote, deep deposits where the relevant stakeholders are unclear and the environment ismostly unknown. This research will use reviews of law and literature, workshops interviews, and practitioner interviews to elucidate social acceptance of extracting these resources with web-based approaches. The research will also clarify environmental impacts by undertaking the first full life cycle assessment on DOR extraction to compare with land-based projects.
Keyword Sustainability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
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