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Filippa Sofia Braarud

, also known as the Area, has long been left relatively idle due to its inaccessibility and the difficulties in making meaningful use of it. Today, however, technological advances have made industrial deep-sea mining operations possible, and the increasing demand for minerals and metals for the development of new technologies while land-based mines are facing depletion has led to a surging interest in deep-sea mining

in The Sea and International Relations
A materialist diagnosis
Alejandro Colás

humanity (including for deep-sea mining and bioprospecting), while the self-explanatory Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf does something similar when setting the baselines of territorial waters (Hannigan, 2016 ). There are, then, plenty of instances where diverse global governance regimes and institutions seek to manage the global ocean in its surface, deep-water and sub-sea totality. The

in The Sea and International Relations