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 - 0945OPENING ADDRESS
0945 - 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
PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION FOCUS
1020 - 1050SEABED MINERAL RESOURCES: A REVIEW OF CURRENT MINERAL RESOURCES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
  • FG
  • TK
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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 Global

1050 - 1120INDUSTRY 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
1120 - 1150 MORNING COFFEE BREAK
1155 - 1225DEEP 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
Asavi Kendua
Mineral Resources Authority, Papua New Guinea
SCIENTIFIC AND SUSTAINBILITY FOCUS CHAIRED BY WYLIE SPICER, COUNSEL, MCINNES COOPER
1230 - 1300THE ADVANTAGES OF USING ECOLOGICAL MODELLING OVER DETAILED HIGH RESOLUTION SURVEYS
  • SU
  • SU
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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]

1300 - 1430 NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1435 - 1505A 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

1505 - 1535IDENTIFYING 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
1535 - 1605AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
1610 - 1640SEABED 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 Global
1640 - 1710HOW 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
1710 - 1715CLOSING REMARKS
1715 - 1830 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
DAY 2: TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2015
0900 - 0930 MORNING REFRESHMENTS
0930 - 0940OPENING ADDRESS
0940 - 1010SPECIAL: 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
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
1015 - 1045 CLASSIFICATION OF DEEP SEA MINING VESSELS
  • TD
  • FG

Sudheer Chand
ABS USA

1045 - 1115KRYPTON OCEAN GROUP PROJECT: THE UNDERWATER VEHICLE FOR DEEP SEABED MINING
  • TD
  • EO
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  • A description of Krypton’s Underwater Vehicle operation concept
  • Krypton’s mining technology: using a UV with special detachable mining equipment for various mineral deposits
  • Exploitation of mineral deposits without polluting the near-surface ocean with silt and mineralized bottom waters
  • A brief overview of the project development plan and a call for international cooperative efforts

Vitaliy Radchenko

CMS Cameron McKenna
Krypton Ocean

1115 - 1145MORNING COFFEE BREAK
1150 - 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
REGULATORY AND POLICY FOCUS CHAIRED BY ALAN LEDERMAN, GUNSTER
1225 - 1255AVOIDING THE 'RESOURCE CURSE’: WHAT CAN BE LEARNT FROM PETROLEUM AND LAND-BASED MINING
  • FG
  • RO
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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

1255 - 1325THE 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

1325 - 1430 NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1435 - 1505WILL THE ITLOS PROMPT RELEASE PROCEDURE BE AVAILABLE TO DETAINED 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

1505 - 1535PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEEP SEA MINERAL EXPLORATION - POLICY AND 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
1535 - 1600 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
1605 - 1635 KEY LEGAL SHIPPING RISKS IN A DSM 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
1635 - 1705THE CRITERIA FOR GRANTING LICENSES IN THE AREA AND THE ROLE OF THE COMMON HERITAGE OF MANKIND
  • FG
  • RO
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  • 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.
Counsel
McInnes Cooper
1705 - 1730 CLOSING REMARKS