Out of our depth: deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea - episode 1

Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

It’s a race to the bottom of the sea on the frontier of extractive industries: experimental deep sea mining.

Canadian company Nautilus Minerals is planning to mine a hydrothermal vent 1500m underwater: Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea. This sea is ringed by islands and coastal communities that depend upon it, in a country that has already seen the worst of land-based mining.

Surrounding communities, led by the Alliance of the Solwara Warriors, are calling for a ban on deep sea mining.

This is part 1 of 2.

Website: Deep Sea Mining campaign

Earth Matters Frog
Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding, Bec Horridge and Nicky Stott.