Researchers from the Ocean Systems department research a wide range of subjects related to deep sea mining; from the deep sea dust plumes of mining activities to deeps sea food webs. The deep sea is not owned by nations but the collective heritage of humankind. That is why the Internation Seabed Authority, mandated by the United Nations tries to regulate the way we use the deep sea.

The efforts of researchers are all meant to better understand the deep sea and to inform policy makers about different subjects of the deep sea.