Analysis of Environmental Impact of Deep Sea Development of Mineral Deposits

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2019-3-145-92-97

Yu.V. Kirichenko, A.S. Kashirskiy, G.S. Ivaschenko

The paper studies the issues concerned with development of seabed mineral deposits. It analyses experience in prospecting and mining mineral deposits below the ocean floor. The key nature protection requirements towards mining operations are described, and sources of negative impact on the eco-system and their consequences are analysed.

Key words: mineral resources base, global ocean, mineral deposits, geological prospecting, reserves, deep sea polymetallic sulphides, ferromanganese nodules, ecology, pollution, cassette-type minesweeper, environmental protection measures

Mining Industry Journal №3 (145) 2019, p.92-97