1.1 - Project execution plan: Verification Survey MV DP Star

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Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is proposing to extract marine pelletal phosphate ore from deposits on the Namibian continental shelf. The phosphate will be extracted by dredging and the assessment of the environmental impacts associated with the project is therefore strongly reliant on a sound understanding of the sediment properties of the dredge area. The purpose of this verification survey is to confirm the sediment properties, water quality and local oceanographic processes of the seafloor and water column within the proposed dredge area. This information will then be used, in conjunction with previous scientific investigations of the region, to further inform the assessment of impacts on the marine environment as a result of the proposed dredging operations. This will aid in the final assessment of the impacts as detailed in the EIA / EMPR.

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Sandpiper Project: Verification Programme Report: Mining Licence Area no. 170. Volume 2, Section D - Appendices: Appendix 1 - 1.0 Water column and sedimentary environment. Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty) Ltd
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