an integral environmental impact assessment capability
TRIDENT will create new technological tools for deep-sea impact assessment. These new tools will empower a shared responsibility to supervise and monitor deep sea activities, and simultaneously preserve and enhance marine habitats, supporting an environmentally sustainable blue economy.
TRIDENT’s system will use advanced technology and innovative solutions to operate autonomously in remote areas under extreme conditions. It will provide real-time data to permitting and supervising authorities to ensure compliance with international and national legal frameworks.
The project will complement all relevant physical, chemical, geological and biological parameters already known to be measured at the sea surface, midwater and seabed. TRIDENT will also identify gaps in methods of real-time data gathering and build data sets, and develop the technological solutions to address them.
INESC TEC presented "Technology based impact assesment for sustainable, transparent deep-sea mining exploration and explotation" in Underwater Minerals Conference 2023
Egidio Marino, from IGME, presents the communication "Evaluation of REY enrichment in Fe-Mn crusts from different seamounts and depths in the Canary Island Seamount Province" at Goldschmidt 2023
TRIDENT: State of the art technologies for deep-sea assesment