New Zealand’s ocean estate spans over five million square kilometres. Research and exploration suggests that the vast seabed holds mineral resources worth many trillions of dollars. But is extraction realistic? How can the impacts be managed? And why is there an urgent need to revisit New Zealand’s oceans' policy? Jim Robinson talks to the specialists, and asks: what’s the role of science in delivering the answers?
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