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       (1)   Project
       Short Title:Deep-seabed exploitation
       Long Title:Technology options for deep-seabed exploitation - Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges
       Description:Exploration and exploitation of the deep-seas in search of marine minerals and genetic resources have over the past fifteen years received increased attention. Developments in sub-marine technologies, rising raw material prices and scarcity, and advancements in biotechnology, are changing the business-case for further investments in the marine environment. Increase in exploitation has much potential, but also poses great challenges. Policy action is needed, to balance trade-offs between economic, social and environmental aspects associated with future developments.
       Start Date:2014-10
       End Date:2015-03
       Focus:Deep sea, environment, resources
       Project Page:www.stoa.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/publications/studies
       Project Leader:European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA) Details