The opportunities of deep-sea mining for Germany’s raw material strategy

Exploiting new sources of raw materials is gaining importance for securing the longterm supply of natural resources as a result of the rising global need for raw materials and the declining quality of the known deposits. The potential of marine mineral resources on the seafloor is particularly interesting in this context. The rules for commercial exploitation of marine mineral resources have yet to be defined. The BDI shows challenges and opportunities of deep-sea mining and gives recommendations for Germany’s raw material strategy.