In a video message published this week, director of the British Geological Survey Karen Hanghøj reinforces the need to further look into the potential of mining deep sea minerals as a way to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate against the effects of climate change.
Ms Hanghøj will speak at the upcoming NCS Exploration – Deep Sea Minerals Conference taking place 20-21 October in Bergen, where she will address the audience with a presentation entitled “Critical Minerals, what is the problem?”
“Experts from around the world will come together and discuss the challenges and the opportunities with mineral extractions especially in the deep oceans.”
See here for the program of the conference and how to register.
Prior to taking up the position of director at the British Geological Survey in 2019, Ms Hanghøj had a diverse career path that brought her to many places across the globe. She was involved with mineral exploration herself, but also performed research on the lower crust and mantle genesis and was the head of the Department of Petrology and Economic Geology at GEUS to just name a few of her positions.
The fact that the BGS is present at the conference next month, amongst representatives of 60 other international companies and institutions, is testament to the global interest in the developments in the deep sea mining sector in general and how this will evolve in Norway in particular.