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With growing global demands for minerals, there is now a rush by private companies with supported by foreign governments to secure exploration and exploitation rights for areas rich in mineral depositions on our ocean floor. The rush for licenses on a first come, first get basis, and the scramble to secure the most promising mineral rich sites represents the last re-division of the world the ocean floor.

The Pacific has become the center for this global rush for minerals. Without heeding caution for an untried and untested industry, Pacific Island states are lured into this rush with promises of positive economic returns despite concerns around consultations, growing environmental and social impacts on the life-line of communities who are dependent on the ocean

BOL-PANG Assessment Of SPC-EU DSM Framework

Can Deep Sea Mining and Lucrative Tuna Fisheries co-exist?

Enduring Colonization Report (ENG)

Enduring Colonization Report (FRN)

Enduring Colonization Report-Launch Press Release

Media Release – Blue Ocean Law and Pacific Network on Globalisation Released Legal Analysis of EU-SPC Regional Legislative and Regulatory Framework

Media Release – Resource Roulette – How Depp Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Framework Imperil the Pacific and its Peoples

Resource Roulette Report

Vanuatu Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Call on Government to Ban Seabed Mining

Vanuatu CSOs Resolution on DSM

“ A Pacific’s Resistance to Blue Economy”