23 March, 2018

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.

Continue reading Nations Put New Focus on Environmental Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining

18 July, 2016

Speaking at the July 2016 annual meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) called on State parties to open closed doors and bring transparency to the heart of its work. The ISA this year will debate changes to the structure of the organization as it grapples with the development of exploitation regulations in light of increasing interest in commercial mining of the deep ocean.

Continue reading DSCC calls on ISA to change to meet the challenge ahead. Environmental impacts of deep-sea mining may be felt for centuries, even millennia, to come.

21 July, 2015

A global petition urging the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to discontinue deep-sea exploration permits and to initiate a moratorium on deep-sea mining has gathered over 700,000 signatures from concerned citizens around the world. The petition will be presented later this week to the International Seabed Authority during the 21st Annual Meeting of the ISA in Kingston, Jamaica.

Continue reading Petition Asks International Seabed Authority to Hold Moratorium on Deep-sea Mining