Deep-Sea Mining of Seafloor Massive Sulfides: A Reality for Science and Society in the 21st Century
Our main objective is:
Objectives with focus on science:
- To provide the scientific, economic, legal, and political background for the policy discussion and public forum to be held on the second day (April 2);
- To provide a summary of our discussion for several upcoming events, including the ICES Symposium on issues confronting the deep oceans in April 2009, the International Marine Conservation Congress in May 2009, and the ISA Annual Session in May/June 2009.
- Maurice Tivey (WHOI, USA), Chair of InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 508 289-2265
- Georgy Cherkashov (Russia), Yves Fouquet (France), Mark Hannington (Canada), Yasuhiro Kato (Japan), Jonguk Kim (Korea), Lisa Levin (USA), Rachel Mills (UK), K.A. Kamesh Raju (India), Xuefa Shi (China), Ingunn Thorseth (Norway), and Cindy Van Dover (USA), members of the InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mineralization
- Chris German (WHOI, USA) and Paul Tyler (NOC, UK), Co-Chairs of the ChEss (Chemosynthetic Ecosystems) project of the Census of Marine Life
- Jian Lin (WHOI, USA), InterRidge Chair
- Porter Hoagland (Senior Research Specialist, Marine Policy Center, WHOI, USA)
ChEss (Chemosynthetic Ecosystems) project of the Census of Marine Life, InterRidge, Ridge 2000, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), including the Deep Ocean Exploration Institute at WHOI.
Dr. Stace Beaulieu
+1 508 289-3821