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MIDAS Spring Newsletter 2015

The spring 2015 edition of the MIDAS newsletter is now available to download here (or use this link if you wish to download a high resolution version).   38 more words


ICES WGDEC 2015 Report

Colleagues with an interest in deep-sea mining may like to read the 2015 ICES WG on Deep-Water Ecology report which is now officially available with a section (5.3) on “Potential impact of deep-sea mining on vulnerable deep-water habitats”.  24 more words


China "Eager To Cooperate" With India For Joint Deep Sea Mining Of Indian Ocean

Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to China slated for May 14-16, Beijing has indicated that it is “eager to cooperate” with New Delhi on deep seabed mining in the Indian Ocean, according to a report from state-run  172 more words

Emerging Markets

NDEEP/DOSI Webinar Series: Deep-Sea Promises and Challenges

New DOSI-INDEEP Webinar Series Starts May 14th 2015– hosted by MESP:

Deep Sea Promises and Challenges


There is a lot happening in the deep sea: new science, new industrial activity, new proposals for management, and new challenges to tackle.  225 more words


Webinar on International Deep Seabed Mining

The Environmental Law Institute (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA) hosted an Ocean Seminar Series on Wednesday 22nd April. Dr. Kathryn Mengerink (Director of the Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute) moderated a discussion on international deep seabed mining with panelists Michael Lodge (Deputy Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority), Lisa Levin (Professor, Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and Hannah Lily (Legal Adviser, Governance & Natural Resources Advisory Services, Commonwealth Secretariat). 25 more words


New Paper: Deep-Sea mining impact on animal communities

This work by Rachel Boschen (NIWA) and co-authors is published as a Feature Article with MEPS this month:

‘Megabenthic assemblage structure on three New Zealand seamounts: implications for seafloor massive sulfide mining‘. 23 more words