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The ISA’s Biggest Issue of 2018

As we move into the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 24th annual meeting (part 1), DSM Observer caught up with some of the seabed mining community’s key actors to ask them a single question, “What is the biggest single issue facing the ISA this year?” The respondents, representing a range of stakeholder groups, include an ISA […]

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Bait and Switch? Scientists Question Use of ‘Offsets’ in Ocean Projects

As the ocean becomes increasingly industrialized, governments are starting to rely on a strategy long deployed with mixed results to mitigate the destruction of habitats on land: offsets. The idea is make up for the loss of biodiversity from development by creating or rehabilitating habitat elsewhere. Now researchers have called into question the efficacy of […]

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Oceans Deeply Talks: Mining the Ocean

IAN EVANS on OCEANS DEEPLY | 4 October 2017 “In the latest episode of Deeply Talks, Todd Woody, News Deeply’s executive editor for environment, speaks with Conn Nugent, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ seabed mining project, Kristina Gjerde, a senior high seas adviser at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Matthew Gianni, cofounder of the Deep […]

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Why the First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring Controversial Waters

KYLE FRISCHKORN on SMITHSONIAN.COM | 13 July 2017 “In June, an international team of oceanographers launched the first effort to create a comprehensive map of all the world’s oceans. To map some 140 million square miles of sea floor, the Seabed 2030 project is currently recruiting around 100 ships that will circumscribe the globe for 13 years. The team, united under the […]

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