The MIDAS project – Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation – is a new, multidisciplinary research programme that will investigate the environmental impacts of extracting mineral and energy resources from the deep-sea environment. This includes the exploitation of materials such as polymetallic sulphides, manganese nodules, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, methane hydrates and the potential mining of rare earth elements. MIDAS is funded under the European Commission’s Framework 7 programme and started on 1 November 2013 for a period of 3 years.
This is the MIDAS platform for partners for the consultation of biodiversity data, which can be useful for a better comprehension of the connectivity between populations and for improving our knowledge on the potential impacts of biodiversity loss on deep sea ecosystem functioning
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