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Comments and Submissions

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2022

The Purpose and Requirements of Environmental Impact Statements [July 2022] Minerals Working Group.

UN Ocean Conference Dialogue Submission: Managing, Protecting, Conserving and Restoring Marine and Coastal Ecosystems [June 2022] Dr. Maria Baker, DOSI Co-Lead.

Consultation on the Draft Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a Focus on Polymetallic Sulphide Deposits [May 2022] Minerals Working Group.

Comment to NOAA on its Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on designating marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a National Marine Sanctuary [January 2022] DOSI Executive Committee.

 

2021

Comments to Nauru and the ISA on the Environmental Impact Statement for NORI’s plans to test a polymetallic nodule collector system in the eastern Clarion Clipperton Zone [November 2021] Minerals Working Group.

Letter of Concern to the ISA on its proposal to hold in-person meetings of the ISA Council and Assembly in December 2021 [November 2021] Minerals Working Group.

DOSI statement on Nauru’s triggering of the ISA’s two-year rule [June 2021] Minerals Working Group.

Comments on 5 of the 7 draft ISA Standards and Guidelines [June 2021] Minerals Working Group:

 

Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights regarding plastics in the deep ocean [March 2021] Pollution and Debris Working Group.

Comments to the ISA on its draft Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy issued in December 2020 [January 2021] Minerals Working Group.

 

2020

Comments to the Government of India’s Ministry of Earth Science on the Environmental Impact Statement for a polymetallic nodule collector pre-prototype for deep-sea mining issued in March 2020 [May 2020] Minerals Working Group.

Co-signed: Statement of World Aquatic Scientific Societies in the Need to take Urgent Action against Human-Cased Climate Change, Based on Scientific Evidence [September 2020] Climate Change and Fisheries Working Groups.

Submission to UN Ocean Dialogues in partnership with DOOS: minimizing ocean environmental issues, enhancing sustainable use, and increasing scientific knowledge [March 2020] Climate Change Working Group.

Submission to UNFCCC SBSTA 52 on Ocean Dialogue in partnership with DOOS: Key deep-sea considerations for an ocean dialogue [March 2020] Climate Change Working Group.

Comments on the revised draft text of an agreement under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction [February 2020] BBNJ Working Group.

 

2019

Comments to the ISA on its draft Exploitation Regulations for deep-sea resources [October 2019] Minerals Working Group.

Comments on the draft text of an agreement under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction [August 2019] BBNJ Working Group.

Comments to the ISA on its “Draft High Level Action Plan and Priorities and the Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for the International Seabed Authority: Draft Performance Indicators for the 2019-2023 period” [May 2019] Minerals Working Group.

 

2018

Comments to the ISA on its Draft Exploitation Regulations for seabed resources released in July 2018 [September 2018] Minerals Working Group.

Comments to the ISA on its Draft Strategic Plan issued in March 2018 [April 2018] Minerals Working Group.

 

2017

Comments to the ISA on its Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area [November 2017] Minerals Working Group.

Response to the UN ESOCA on SDG 14.3 (ocean acidification issues) focused on the deep ocean. [March 2017] Climate Change Working Group.

 

2016

Comments to the ISA on its draft Exploitation Regulations issued in July 2016 [October 2016] Minerals Working Group.

Comments to the ISA on its periodic review pursuant to UNCLOS Article 154 by Seascape Consultants issued in May 2016 [October 2016] Minerals Working Group.

DOSI statement to the new Oceans and Cryosphere IPCC scoping group – A Case for the Deep Ocean. [June 2016]  Climate Working Group.

Submission to the first Preparatory Committee meeting for the development of an international legally-binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction [March 2016] Marine Genetic Resources Working Group.

 

2015

Comments to the ISA on its stakeholder report “Developing a Regulatory Framework for Mineral Exploitation in the Area” [May 2015] Minerals Working Group.

 

2014

Recommendation to the ISA on the needs of deep-sea scientific research for informing exploitation policy [May 2014] Minerals Working Group.

Comments to the ISA for its stakeholder survey on developing a regulatory framework for mineral exploitation in the Area [May 2014] Minerals Working Group.

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