A number of actions towards members of society will be undertaken to increase awareness about deep-sea ecosystems as well as social, ecological and economic impacts of anthropogenic activities. They include a number of representations of the theater play DONVOR, vox-pop video interviews and radio projects with local communities and the design of a draft comic book about mineral resources (collab. comic-book artist D. Roudaut with Ifremer scientists) to involve and engage with the next generation.
DEEP-REST scientists also participate into different events dedicated to the general public including Fête de la Science, Jeunes reporters des arts et des sciences, the Ressac art & science festival (2022, France), Immersion Science, Semana da Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal) and many others. These events represent unique opportunities to talk about deep-sea ecosystems, issues around mining and launch a debate around preservation, impacts and alternative solutions.