DOSI

Comments and Submissions

Sharing good science with decision-makers at all levels of ocean governance.

2022

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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