Yearly Archives: 2021

Delegates struggle to develop Regional Environmental Management Plans during a global pandemic

Since the pandemic brought travel to a halt, the International Seabed Authority has been working to meet contractor deadlines and make progress on a variety of issues revolving around finalizing the mining code, facilitating workshops, and engaging stakeholders and experts through remote meetings. These efforts include workshops on the development of Regional Environmental Management Plans […]

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Campaign Against Deep Sea Mining Continues

Grace Lima for Papua New Guinea Post-Courier The campaign against deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea by the Alliance of Solwara Warriors (ASW) still continues. Read more: Campaign Against Deep Sea Mining Continues

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Majority of ocean revenue is dominated by just 100 companies

Pippa Neil for Environment Journal The majority of the revenue extracted from the world’s oceans belongs to just 100 transnational corporations, according to new analysis conducted by researchers at Duke and Stockholm University. Read more: Majority of ocean revenue is dominated by just 100 companies

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An incomplete tour of new species recently discovered in the deep ocean

New animal species that are genuinely new to science are remarkably rare. The modern process of discovering and describing a new species, particularly animals, usually follows a pattern of creating more and more nuanced distinctions between already known groups. “New to science” rarely means “never before observed”. In other words, when we find a new […]

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What did people talk about when they talked about deep-sea mining in 2020?

Almost 1 year ago, just before the commencement of the 26th Session of the International Seabed Authority in February, we began analytically tracking the online conversation surrounding deep-sea mining. Using a service called SocioViz, DSM Observer implemented a year-long sentiment and network analysis Big Listening campaign across a range of keywords used by stakeholders to […]

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