Recast | Invitation to Seabed Mining Presentation & Discussion

From: “Azar, Averi” <>
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 8:03 AM

Hello Geoduck Family!

Happy Week 6 of Winter quarter, I hope you all are safe and well.

I am reaching out with an invitation to attend a virtual presentation MES will host next Friday, February 19th, on seabed mining which involves the extraction of valuable minerals from the seafloor through harmful disruption of the environment. Driven by an increasing demand for mineral resources and advances in extractive technology, companies around the globe are looking at the ocean as the “next frontier” to harvest these resources. Unfortunately, the health and productivity of marine ecosystems, as well as the human communities that depend on them, hangs in the balance. Liz Schotman, Surfrider Foundation’s Washington Regional Manager, and Lee First with Twin Harbors Waterkeeper, will present on seabed mining and our emerging efforts to protect Washington’s coast from this extractive industry. This event is free and open for Evergreen staff, faculty, and students to attend so please feel free to share the event information with your students!

Seabed Mining Presentation & Discussion

Friday, February 19th at 6:00pm, PT

Please join us through the following zoom meeting invitation:

Meeting ID: 832 7494 3156

Or dial in through phone at:
+12532158782,,83274943156# US (Tacoma)

(Photo credit: Pew Charitable Trusts)

Please reach out if you have any questions about this event, we look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,


Averi Azar, MES

Assistant Director, Master of Environmental Studies Program

The Evergreen State College

(360) 742-8746

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