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Morss Colloquium Video Presentations

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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NEW, 29 Dec. 2009: Paper in press in Marine Policy: "Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides"


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Morss Colloquium panel. From left: Caitlyn Antrim, Sabine Christiansen, Rod Eggert, Chris German, Nii Odunton, Samantha Smith, Maurice Tivey, and moderator Mindy Todd. (Tom Kleindinst, WHOI)


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Click HERE to download poster PDF

(Photo: Candelabra Vent, Logatchev Hydrothermal Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge (photo courtesy MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany; poster design K. Joyce, WHOI))

Sulfide structures, Galapagos Rift

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Mussel shells and inactive vent sulfide structures at the Galapagos Rift, Alvin Dive 3795, June 2002. (Frame grab courtesy T. Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Deep-Sea Mining of Seafloor Massive Sulfides: A Reality for Science and Society in the 21st Century

Redfield Auditorium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Susan Avery
(President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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2 - 3:30 PM: Keynote Speakers

Maurice Tivey (Dept. Chair, Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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(25:42 min) [Quicktime | Windows Media | Real Player]
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Nii Allotey Odunton (Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority)
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24:39 min) [QuickTime | Windows Media | Real Player]
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Caitlyn Antrim (Executive Director, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans)
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23:20 min) [QuickTime | Windows Media | Real Player]

Rod Eggert (Division Director, Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines)
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24:12 min) [QuickTime | Windows Media | Real Player]
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4 - 5 PM: Panel Discussion
Panelists included our keynote speakers (above), Samantha Smith (Nautilus Minerals), Sabine Christiansen (World Wildlife Fund), and Chris German (co-chair, ChEss project of the Census of Marine Life).
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60:00 min) [QuickTime | Windows Media | Real Player]

Click here for information about our panelists.

The panel was moderated by Mindy Todd, host of "The Point" on WCAI Cape & Islands NPR station.  Click here for "The Point" interview with Dr. Maurice Tivey and Dr. Stace Beaulieu on March 26, 2009.

Morss Colloquium Program at WHOI
WHOI logoOur public colloquium is the 5th Elisabeth and Henry Morss Jr. Colloquium, sponsored by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  For more information on the Morss Colloquium Program and previous colloquia, please see: These colloquia expose WHOI's staff and public community to new issues and new perspectives that cross disciplinary boundaries between the sciences and social sciences.

Workshop Coordinator:
Dr. Stace Beaulieu
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Last updated: January 4, 2010

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