The DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA) association was founded on April 9th 2014 in Hamburg. Main objectives of the association are the preparation of commercial, technological and scientific projects on deep-sea mining as well as a better coordination of national and international activities on an environmentally friendly and sustainable exploration and exploitation of marine mineral resources. Furthermore the coordinated and balanced representation of interests regarding political, economic and societal aspects and problems will be considered. Founding members were 17 companies and institutions of the deepsea mining community.
The founding members of the association mandated Mr. Johannes Post (Hydromod Services) and Mr. Michael Jarowinsky (MC Marketing Consulting) to do the management with one voice.