Deep Seabed Mining | Vasser Seydel, The Oxygen Project

Hopefully Sustainable

May 31 2021 • 47 mins

Today we are welcoming Vasser Seydel to Hopefully Sustainable! Vasser currently serves as the Deep Seabed Mining campaign manager for The Oxygen Project which was founded to raise awareness and defend the ecosystems that produce our oxygen. Our oceans face many different threats but currently, one of the greatest potential threats is deep seabed mining. As some background, the deep sea is the largest and least explored of Earth’s biomes and it is currently threatened by the possibility of corporations coming in and mining which could lead to irreversible ecosystem loss amongst many other horrible consequences. Vasser is going to provide background on the issue at hand and talk about how The Oxygen Project is working to raise awareness and pass a 10-year moratorium on deep seabed mining. This episode is being released leading up to World Ocean Day which is June 8! The Oxygen Project will have a lot of exciting campaigns and activities over the next two weeks so check them out online at https://www.theoxygenproject.com/ and on Instagram @theoxygenproj. Sign the official letter to the United Nations and International Seabed Authority representatives calling for a 10-year moratorium to stop deep seabed mining at https://www.theoxygenproject.com/deepseamining/. Check out the Deep Blue playlist that Vasser mentions on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/70WBGGYdi3zOXp2mbZAgRt?si=0cea880d9df84bc0. Look for more information about today’s episode on Instagram @hopefullysustainablepod. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com.