• The United States and the Law of the Sea Convention

    legally binding changes to the Convention's deep seabed mining chapter. The Administration concluded that the 1994 Agreement overcomes each one of the U.S. objections to the Convention and meets President Reagan's goal of guaranteed access by U.S. industry to deep seabed minerals on the basis of reasonable terms and conditions.

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  • News: By Source | UNCLOSdebate

    Rare Earth Elements, Deep Seabed Mining. Arctic's strategic value draws new scrutiny from Russia, U.S. — Japan Times — Nov 01, 2015. The rapid retreat of ocean ice cover, a newly emboldened Russia and the covetous gaze of nations keen to exploit new shipping lanes and vast mineral wealth are putting the Arctic's long-standing stability ...

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  • UK Deep Sea Mining Industry - Hansard

    There is a kind of gold rush under way and, just as with other gold rushes, proper environmental scrutiny could easily be neglected. The International Seabed Authority has issued 26 different permits for mineral prospecting, of which two are British sponsored. The total area of seabed licensed by the ISA is now a massive 1.2 million sq km.

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  • Manganese nodule - Wikipedia

    By 1972, the promise of nodule exploitation was one of the main factors that led developing nations to propose that the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction should be treated as a "common heritage of mankind", with proceeds to be shared between those who developed this resource and the rest of the international community.

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  • Deep-Sea Minerals - thecommonwealth

    model came under scrutiny at the start of the Council Session. Queries raised by Commonwealth ... deep-sea mineral matters, please contact Hannah Lily on [email protected] ... environmental-harm-deep-seabed-mining-activities • Synthesis Report - https://

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  • deep sea mining | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch | Page 14

    "The Australian Greens are calling for scrutiny of what deep seabed mining means for the health of our oceans and our own country's natural marine resources and fisheries into the future," Senator Brown said in Hobart after ABC TV's Catalyst program examined deep seabed mining.

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  • A constitution for the seas « World Ocean Review

    The international law of the sea establishes a framework for conduct, especially in relation to economic interests, with which compliance is mandatory. It regulates fishing and navigation and the extraction of oil and gas at sea. Also the exploitation of other resources of the deep seabed and the protection of the marine environment are regulated.

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  • Which is More Important, Space Exploration or Ocean ...

    Jun 23, 2013 · The deep seabed is a much more likely source of so-called rare-earth metals than distant asteroids. Earlier this year the United Nations published its first plan for management of mineral resources beneath the high seas that are outside the jurisdiction of any individual country.

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  • Towards Transparent Governance of Deep Seabed Mining

    decision-making through public scrutiny; and as-sisting small and developing states in building their capacity to participate effectively. Transparency challenges for the ISA The fair and effective management of deep seabed mineral resources for the benefit of mankind, includ-ing future generations, is a matter of public interest.

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  • House of Commons - Documents considered by the Committee ...

    The one exception highlighted is the suggestion that the Commission develop guidance by 2018 on the exploration of natural resources on the seabed in areas under national jurisdiction. The Government understands this to be a response to the failure of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to develop deep seabed mining regulations.

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  • Groups urge moratorium on deep sea mining exploration ...

    Jul 25, 2018 · The warming is coming in the wake of a global meeting by the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a UN agency which has not received much public scrutiny until now, meets in Kingston, Jamaica this week to discuss how to open up the deep sea bed to mining.

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  • A constitution for the seas « World Ocean Review

    The international law of the sea establishes a framework for conduct, especially in relation to economic interests, with which compliance is mandatory. It regulates fishing and navigation and the extraction of oil and gas at sea. Also the exploitation of other resources of the deep seabed and the protection of the marine environment are regulated.

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  • Environmental Impact Assessment process for deep-sea ...

    Environmental Impact Assessment process for deep-sea ... where there could be substantial public interest and scrutiny of. ... Deep seabed mining in the Area is transitioning from the exploration ...

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  • Groups urge moratorium on deep sea mining exploration ...

    Jul 25, 2018 · The warming is coming in the wake of a global meeting by the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a UN agency which has not received much public scrutiny until .

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  • DeepGreen Responds to Greenpeace Seabed Mining Report

    Due to low temperature and very high pressure at the seabed, deep seawater contains more dissolved CO2 than surface water or air. ... under the scrutiny of the international regulator and civil ...

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  • Rockets Top Submarines: Space Exploration Dollars Dwarf ...

    Jun 18, 2013 · Rockets Top Submarines: Space Exploration Dollars Dwarf Ocean Spending. ... In a time of shrinking budgets and increased scrutiny on the return for .

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  • Deep Sea Mining Bill clears Commons

    Under the Deep Sea Mining Bill, which was brought forward by Tory MP Sheryll Murray (South-East Cornwall) and is supported by the government, firms wanting to explore the sea bed for valuable minerals would be required to hold a licence in a bid to protect the environment.

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  • The United States and the Law of the Sea Convention

    legally binding changes to the Convention's deep seabed mining chapter. The Administration concluded that the 1994 Agreement overcomes each one of the U.S. objections to the Convention and meets President Reagan's goal of guaranteed access by U.S. industry to deep seabed minerals on the basis of reasonable terms and conditions.

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  • PACiFiC-ACP StAtES REgiOnAl lEgiSlAtivE AnD REgUlAtORy ...

    to locate mineral deposits in the deep seabed and identify the potentially rich metal content in these deposits, excitement was generated about a potential new and untapped ocean resource. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, upon coming into force in 1994, gave each coastal state ... under close control and scrutiny,

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  • Incorporating transparency into the governance of deep ...

    Incorporating transparency into the governance of deep-seabed mining in the Area beyond national jurisdiction. ... will be difficult. Adding transparency to the ISA's rules, regulations, and procedures would further enable critical scrutiny, open debate, and informed decision making concerning the common heritage resources of the Area beyond ...

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  • SPC-EU EDF10 Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project

    SPC-EU EDF10 Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project Pacific ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, ... close control and scrutiny – learning and adjusting as progress is made. ... scientific and technological tools worked to locate mineral deposits found on the deep seabed and to identify the potentially rich metal ...

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