The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition – of which Seas At Risk is a steering member –  recently hosted Deep Sea TV, an online event that kicked off the first Deep Week, a whole week dedicated to celebrating the deep sea.

The online event featured guests from around the world – from deep sea scientists Dr Diva Amon and Professor Alex Rogers, to authors and representatives from NGOs, including Seas At Risk’s Executive Director Monica Verbeek. The interviews and discussions explored the wonders that make the deep sea a unique environment, the threats it faces, such as deep-sea mining, and what we can do to protect it.

The aim of Deep Week was to raise awareness of the deep sea and broaden public support for the Coalition’s campaign for a global moratorium on deep-sea mining. The campaign aims to protect the long-term health of the ocean by reaching out to governments, industry and the financial sector, as well as encouraging the wider public to take action.