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On August 1, 2017, several JPI Oceans member countries launched a joint call for preproposals to study the environmental impacts and risks associated with seabed mining. 
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In February, the second annual meeting of the JPI Oceans  project on the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining was held in Bremen to discuss the latest project results amongst the project partners. 
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With the support of the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project, biologists find that a newly discovered  octopus species may not  survive without hard substrate such as manganese nodules
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The JPI Oceans project ‘MiningImpact’ aims at assessing the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment. Core of the project are three marine research campaigns conducted in 2015 on the RV Sonne visiting several license areas and two Areas of Particular Environmental Interest (APEIs) in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) as well as the DISCOL benthic impact experiment in the Peru Basin.  
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On 14 July, JPI Oceans and its MiningImpact project organised a side-event at the 22nd Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) allowing the scientists to present to present the latest research results on the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining and discuss with the delegates how the marine environment could be most effectively protected. 
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The JPI Oceans action 'Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining' aims at assessing the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment. Core of the action is the research project ‘MiningImpact’ which conducted three marine research campaigns in 2015 on the RV Sonne visiting several license areas and two Areas of Particular Environmental Interest (APEIs) in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) as well as the DISCOL benthic impact experiment in the Peru Basin.
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By highlighting the importance of nodules for the deep-sea biodiversity, scientists involved in the JPI Oceans pilot action on the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining call for criteria for designating preservation zones to be based on robust scientific knowledge.
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That was the key question at the workshop organised by JPI Oceans at this year’s edition of the European Maritime Day in Turku. 
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JPI Oceans will host a workshop on Knowledge-Based Governance of Deep-Sea Resources at this year's European Maritime Day. This workshop will discuss how research can contribute to the development of deep-sea governance regimes, in particular under the ISA and the UN BBNJ process, and the role Europe should play in shaping these.
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In 2015 research cruises conducted under the framework of JPI Oceans examined the sites of deep-seabed disturbances which left prominent marks on the seafloor that are still clearly visible several decades after. These studies provide essential information about deep-sea ecosystems and the potential impact of mining activities.
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