The Science and Politics of Extractive Industries in the Ocean and Beyond: Minerals Under Water (Hardcover)
The Science and Politics of Extractive Industries in the Ocean and Beyond is possibly the first book of its kind to synthesize the most current knowledge on the topic of underwater mining across natural and social science disciplines. Even within the social sciences, contributions vary across the fields of law, politics, governance and human geography. Two distinctive features of this book are that it takes a broader approach to minerals and it discusses underwater mining in other bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. The book is timely as underwater mining in both marine and freshwater systems is gaining traction worldwide, while the environmental and social impact of the extraction activities in aquatic environments are being widely debated.
This volume aspires to provide key insights to the ongoing debate surrounding mining activities in aquatic environments. Its readership would include practitioners, regulators, industry, investors and financial institutions, academics and students.
About the Author
Pradeep A. Singh has a background in international law and specializes in the law of the sea, international environmental law, natural resource law, climate policy and ocean governance.