Where is the Clarion Clipperton Zone?

The Clarion Clipperton Zone (“CCZ”), where there is an abundance of polymetallic nodules, is a vast area in the Central Pacific Ocean.  It spans 4.5 million square kilometres (1.7 million square miles), comparable to the width of North America.

ISA map of CCZ

The CCZ is an abyssal plain that lies between 4500 and 6000 m water depth. There is no light at these depths.