Source: Oceans Deeply
Author: Todd Woody

Those were the words of Olav Myklebust, president of the council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on March 5 as he opened the semi-annual meeting of the United Nations-chartered organization charged with protecting the fragile and unique ecosystems of the deep ocean while opening them up to industrial mining.

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Source: Greenpeace
Author: Sebastian Losada & Pierre Terras

Over the last two weeks, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has been in discussions in Jamaica. Its mission – to work towards the finalisation of exploitation regulations, a so-called mining code, that will allow commercial deep sea mining operations to begin all around the world.

Continue reading Deep sea mining decisions: Approaching the point of no return

(report of the DSCC in conjunction with Seas At Risk)

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 16 January on ocean governance which addressed the growing international interest in deep-sea mining. This was followed by a debate at an event hosted by Members of European Parliament (MEPs) Linnéa Engström and Marco Affronte on 24 January entitled ‘Bring deep-sea mining to the surface! Environmental considerations and a need to shed light on decisions’.

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Source: EFE Verde
Author: Lourdes Uquillas

La Alianza para el Alta Mar (DSCC) ha pedido a la Autoridad Internacional de los Fondos Marinos el establecimiento de un Comité de medio ambiente para asegurar la protección efectiva de la biodiversidad frente a la creciente demanda de licencias para la exploración minera más allá de las jurisdicciones nacionales.

Continue reading Alianza para la protección de los océanos pide evitar la exploración minera