SPC Geoscience Division



“With a project as significant and exciting as this, we expect that there will be misunderstandings and misinformation, especially through those using the media. But we also know that it is important that any confusion related to this project must be addressed to ensure clarity and transparency in all aspects of the work.” So said Akuila Tawake, Deep Sea Minerals Project Team Leader of this European Union (EU) funded project.

Mr. Tawake explained that the Deep Sea Minerals Project is administered by SOPAC, a division of SPC, and is developing a regional legislative and regulatory framework for deep-sea mineral mining.

“This will help ensure that sustainable resource management will bring tangible benefits to Pacific Island Countries and their people, “ said Mr. Tawake.