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Presentation of the IRD expert group review on ‘deep-sea mineral resources in French Polynesia’

Commissioned by the French Polynesian government and the French State, this goal of this expert group review was to establish the current state of knowledge of deep-sea mineralisations in French Polynesia in order to measure the potential for establishing a deep-sea mining a deep-sea mining sector and to formulate precise recommendations on the issue.