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VentBase 2014

2 April 2014 - 9:00am to 4 April 2014 - 5:00pm

VentBase is a forum where academic, commercial, government and other stakeholders can develop a consensus on the best way to manage the mining of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits.

VentBase  produces best-practice documents to inform stakeholders, and highlight state of the art science to underpin effective management.

2014 Workshop | 2 - 4 April 2014
NIWA  |  Wellington  |  New Zealand

The theme of the workshop is identifying practical spatial management and mitigation strategies for the mining of SMS deposits. The workshop will also be an opportunity to further the development of 'primer-type' documents on other topics (e.g. a primer for conservation genetics at deep-sea SMS deposits).

Find out more about the programme, venue, workshop documents, travel information and supporting organisations

NIWA research is helping to quantify valuable mineral deposits from submarine volcanoes in the Kermadecs, while at the same time determining how to best protect the unique communities which thrive in the hot and chemically rich environment. Credit: JAMSTEC/GNS Science/NIWA