Deep-sea mining is an emerging industry targeting mineral rich deposits in the deep sea in response to the demands of global growth and modern technologies. The extractive operations proposed are potentially harmful to the deep-sea, and effective management is essential to ensure that this environment is adequately protected. In many cases, the areas targeted for mining are large and data-poor, hampering the development of environmental management and conservation strategies. This project investigates the use of predictive habitat mapping as a tool to overcome these issues, and support spatial planning associated with deep-sea mining. Predictive mapping methods have been applied extensively in shallow water systems, and more recently in deep water, to inform conservation planning and environmental management.