Renee Grogan spoke with Jeremy Wilks on his Euronews podcast “Ocean Calls” about critical metals demand and how the Impossible Metals technology is designed to harvest critical metals from the seabed floor and limit disturbance to the surrounding environment.

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The promise of deep-sea mining is to deliver the rare metals we need for the green energy revolution but it may cause pristine and largely unexplored habitats to be depleted and damaged forever.

In this episode, Euronews science reporter Jeremy Wilks discusses the topic of deep sea mining, an emerging industry that is dividing scientists, governments and industry. His guests are Renee Grogan, the Director of Sustainability at Impossible Mining and deep-sea habitat specialist Dr Pedro Ribeiro. WWF expert Jessica Battle also gives herinsight on this hotly-debated sector.

And ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano recounts the moment he came eye to eye with his favourite marine animal.

Hosted by Jeremy Wilks.

Produced by Naira Davlashyan and Natalia Oelsner.

Editing is by Lory Martinez, Chiara Santella and Luis Lopez from Studio Ochenta.

The theme music is by Gabriel Dalmasso.

Our editor-in-chief is Sophie Claudet.

Created in partnership with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and is hosted by Euronews science reporter Jeremy Wilks.