Draft Agenda 2015

Cross ButtonKey: What will be covered?
  • RO Regional Opportunities
  • EC Economic Landscape
  • FG Frameworks & Guidelines
  • TK Technical Know-how
  • SU Achieving Sustainability
  • TD Technological Developments
DAY 1: MONDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2015
0830 - 0930REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS
0930 - 0945 OPENING ADDRESS
THE ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS
0950 - 1015 THE FUTURE OF MARINE MINING OF SUBSEA SUPLHIDE DEPOSITS
  • EC
  • RO
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  • New reasource estimations
  • A comparative study of seafloor versus sub-seafloor deposits
Fernando Barriga
FCUL / IDL
1015 - 1040AVOIDING THE 'RESOURCE CURSE’: WHAT CAN BE LEARNT FROM PETROLEUM AND LAND-BASED MINING
  • EC
  • FG
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  • Mitigating the risks of uncertainty from good governance
  • A conceptual multi-facetted deep sea mining transparency standard
  • Leasons learnt form existing initiatives to develop good practices for all stakeholders
Jeff Ardron
IASS Potsdam / Univ. of Southampton
1040 - 1105RESERVED: JS CAPITAL POWER
1105 - 1135 MORNING COFFEE BREAK
PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION FOCUS
1140 - 1205BLACK SEA OFFSHORE HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION PROSPECTS
  • FG
  • TK
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  • Exploration prospects in Turkey, Georgia, and Russia offshore territories
  • Offshore hydrocarbon investment opportunities in the Eastern Black Sea Basin
  • Georgia’s offshore license blocks open bidding prospects

David Oniani
Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation [GOGC]

1205 - 1230SEABED MINERAL RESOURCES: A REVIEW OF CURRENT MINERAL RESOURCES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
  • RO
  • FG
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  • New seabed resources defined in accordance with reporting standards
  • A review of the available data for seabed mineral resources and summary of reporting standards

Rene Sterk

Principal Geologist
RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration

1230 - 1255AN EVALUATION OF THE RESOURCE POTENTIAL OF NORWAY'S SEAFLOOR MASSIVE SULPHIDE (SMS) DEPOSITS
  • RO
  • TK
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  • A review of previous resource assessments
  • Uncertainty reduction by establishing a super analogue of the MAR SMS deposits
  • How the super analogue affects the level of uncertainty of the resource potential assessment
  • Future work – post ore formation processes
Paul Sotiriou
NTNU, Norway
1255 - 1320INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT IN A VIRGIN REGION IN THE EASTERN ENGLISH CHANNEL
  • RO
  • FG
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  • Regional assessment, regional licensing and regional monitoring, benefits, risks, and lessons learnt
  • The benefits of the regional approach and potential cost savings of working collaboratively in a virgin region
  • Exploring the licencing process, regulatory drivers and the process of regional development
  • Setting long term monitoring goals to ensure a fit-for-purpose and pragmatic implementation
Rob Langman
MarineSpace Ltd
1320 - 1430 NETWORKING LUNCHEON
SCIENTIFIC AND SUSTAINBILITY FOCUS
1435 - 1500THE ADVANTAGES OF USING ECOLOGICAL MODELLING OVER DETAILED HIGH RESOLUTION SURVEYS
  • SU
  • TK
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  • Offering a strategic focus over survey campaigns
  • Providing insight into ecosystem function and potential impacts
  • A cost effective modelling solution

Daniel Brutto
Marine Ecological Surveys [Gardline Group]

1500 - 1525A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO HANDLE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS IN DEEP SEA MINING
  • SU
  • FG
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  • Assessing the environmental impacts caused by deep sea mining activities
  • Guidelines for contractors for the assessment of possible environmental impacts arising from exploration
  • Developing a method based on identifiying possible hazards and assessing their probability and consequences
  • A risk-based assessment of deep sea mining projects based on existing guidelines

Jens Laugesen

DNV GL

1525 - 1550AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
1550 - 1615ISSUES RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE SEABED MINERALS LICENCING AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK
  • SU
  • FG
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  • An update on the Cook Islands seabed minerals project
  • The Seabed Minerals Act addressing both licencing and enironmental requirements
  • Using legislation to provide clarity and security for all stakeholders

Paul Lynch

Seabed Minerals Commissioner
Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority

1615 - 1640IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF SEABED MINING ON WHALE, DOLPHINS AND OTHER MARINE MEGAFAUNA
  • SU
  • RO
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  • Assessing the potential impacts of a number of seabed mining proposals in New Zealand
  • Case studies to address the potential issues, mitigation and management options associated with impacts
  • Experiences from recent NZ seabed mining projects for Trans Tasman Resources and Chatham Rock Phosphate
Dave Paton
Blue Planet Marine
1640 - 1705SEABED MINERAL DEPOSITS: AN OVERVIEW OF SAMPLING TECHNIQUES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
  • SU
  • TK
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  • An overview of established seabed sampling techniques
  • Applications of sampling techniques currently under development around the world
  • Overcoming the challenges of representative sampling of the seabed
Jenny Stein
RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration
1705 - 1730HOW DO POPULATIONS AT DEEP-SEA HYDROTHERMAL VENTS RECOVER FROM CATASTROPHIC DISTURBANCE?
  • SU
  • TK
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  • What we know and what we don't know
  • A review of what is known about the recovery of vent ecosystems following catastrophic disturbance
  • How larval ecology and oceanographic models can be used to assess dispersal capacity of species
  • Natural population units along mid-ocean ridges where we understand directionality and extent of gene flow
Cindy Van Dover
Duke Marine Lab
1730 - 1745CLOSING REMARKS
1745 - 1830 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
DAY 2: TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2015
0830 - 0900 MORNING REFRESHMENTS
0900 - 0910OPENING ADDRESS
0915 - 0940SPECIAL: WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL
  • EC
  • SU
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  • Industry leadership and collaboration within the seabed mining sector
  • Seabed mining is introducing new kinds, levels and locations of marine ecosystem use
  • Working together to address environmental impacts and conflicts with other ocean uses
Paul Holthus
World Ocean Council
0940 - 1005RESERVED: NAUTILUS MINERALS
1025 - 1100MORNING COFFEE BREAK
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
1105 - 1130 CLASSIFICATION OF DEEP SEA MINING VESSELS
  • TD
  • FG

Sudheer Chand
ABS USA

1130 - 1155TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR USE IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
  • TD
  • SU
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  • An integrated approach utilising mission driven technologies
  • Using technology to understand seafloor ecosystems and the marine biota
  • Detailed environmental impact assessments of the areas being considered for deep ocean mine sites
  • Technologies for ongoing monitoring of active mines and also for post exploitation site assessment efforts
James McFarlane
International Submarine Engineering [ISE]
1155 - 1220HYDROTHERMAL VENT AS POWER SUPPLY AND MORE FOR ON AND OFFSHORE UTILIZATION
  • TD
  • SU
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  • Power supply up to nuclear power plant capacity without fuel cost
  • Using known technologies in a new combination
  • Working with minimal environmental impact
Dennis Hagemann
Marshall Hydrothermal
1220 - 1400 NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1400 - 1425SPECIAL : INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY
REGULATORY AND POLICY FOCUS
1430 - 1455DEEP SEA MINING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ON SOLWARA 1 PROJECT
  • FG
  • RO
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  • Experiences and lessons learnt from project stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • State discussions with various stakeholders on the project, benefit sharing agreements and distribution
  • Discussions on jurisdiction and not allowing ownership of the sea by communities

Moses Mambu
Mineral Resources Authority, Papua New Guinea

1455 - 1520THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ON DEEP SEA MINING
  • FG
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  • The developments in international law related to international seabed mining
  • An overview of the recent practice of relevant international organizations including the International Seabed Authority

Dr. Anna Dolidze
Univ. of Western Ontario

1520 - 1545WILL THE PROMPT RELEASE PROCEDURE OF ITLOS BE AVAILABLE TO DETAILED DEEP SEA MINING VESSELS?
  • FG
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  • Mining support and transport vessels are of central importance for deep sea mining operations
  • Coastal states have the right to detain vessels and their crew for pollutions arising from seabed mining activities
  • Swift resolution of such legal disputes is of major importance to safeguard economic viability of deep-sea mining projects
  • Prompt release procedure at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) as an effective pathway

Dr. Suzette V. Suarez

Lebuhn & Puchta
Center for International Ocean Law

1545 - 1600 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
1600 - 1625SEABED MINING - LESSONS LEARNT
  • FG
  • RO
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  • Outline of the New Zealand minerals regulatory regime and recent governments initiatives
  • Lessons learnt from applying the new regulatory regime to mining within New Zealand’s economic exclusive zone
  • The technical and regulatory challenges for New Zealand’s seabed mining industry and the opportunities ahead

Damian Brett
MBIE New Zealand

1625 - 1650PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEEP SEA MINERAL EXPLORATION - POLICY AND LEGISLATION REFORM
  • FG
  • RO
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  • A leader in deep sea mineral exploration and mining
  • An offshore mining policy to support, promote, and encourage investment for deep sea mining
  • Granting a commercial mining licence to “Nautilus Minerals Inc” for the development of its Solwara 1 Project
  • Using an environmental and legislative framework to regulate and manage the challenges in the marine environment
Asavi Kendua
Mineral Resources Authority, Papua New Guinea
1650 - 1715 KEY LEGAL SHIPPING RISKS IN A DEEP SEA MINING PROJECT: NAUTILUS MINERALS AND THE ORDERING OF ITS MINING SUPPORT VESSEL
  • FG
  • RO
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  • Identifying and securing in good time the availability of specialised assets
  • How to handle design risk, delay, risk of unforeseen costs, navigational risks
  • Assessing the legal implications of owning vs. chartering a specialised vessel such as a mining support vessel
Edward Maguin
Lebuhn & Puchta
1715 - 1740THE CRITERIA FOR GRANTING LICENSES IN THE AREA AND THE ROLE OF THE COMMON HERITAGE OF MANKIND
  • FG
  • RO
  • The idea that the Area is reserved for the CHM
  • The ISA: Trying to understand out how monopolization may be a factor
  • How the Legal and Technical Commission consider CHM and monopolies
Wylie Spicer Q.C.
1740 - 1745 CLOSING REMARKS