Imagine a world with a billion electric cars.
We make our world by extracting almost a hundred billion tons of resources from the planet every year. Through our relentless resource consumption humans have changed the land, oceans and atmosphere to a point where the future livability of our planet is in question.
Together with independent researchers we have produced a study that compares the cradle-to-gate impacts of two sources of minerals — land ores and polymetallic nodules — to meet the demand for the four base metals used in manufacturing EV battery cathodes and wiring: nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper.
If the goal is to produce the world’s greenest, most ethical EVs, and to reduce the harm imposed by the green transition itself, where should EV manufacturers source their base metals? This is the central question we seek to answer. We are currently putting the final touches on this first-of-its-kind paper. Please subscribe to DeepGreen updates to be notified of its release. To download the Executive Summary, click here.
Our Environmental Program
We are proud to contribute to society’s knowledge of the deep ocean. Our team is currently collecting data to establish a baseline understanding of the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of the water column and abyssal seabed in our exploration area, to depths of 4.5 km below surface. We are building a more complete picture of habitat connectivity and how it relates to the distribution and function of deep sea organisms and the overall structure of the community.
We will use that baseline data to make engineering decisions to develop technologies to collect polymetallic nodules with as little impact as possible. Where and when disruption is unavoidable, we are working to develop mitigation measures. Much will be learned over the course of our multi-year environmental baseline studies, which will coalesce as a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement that we will present to the International Seabed Authority for consideration.
Working with stakeholders
DeepGreen is committed to openness, transparency, and working with all stakeholders. To facilitate the conversation, DeepGreen will share our plans and work programs and consider all feedback.
As we move into the important Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) phase of our work, it is essential to get the input of marine scientists, conservation NGOs, academics, policy makers and the public. You are invited to learn more about our project in the Clarion Clipperton Zone by following the project’s progress, telling us what you think, and sharing your support as this project progresses.
Our team will provide briefings at various locations across the globe so you can learn about the project, ask questions and provide feedback.
Our first ESIA stakeholder briefing will be held in San Diego in February, 2020. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeepGreen will hold two environmental workshops in San Diego in early 2020. An outline of the workshops will be posted shortly. All outcomes from these important workshops will be posted on our website.
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