Deepsea Mining : for or against the start of commercial deep seabed mining operations; a regulatory approach !
In August 2017, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) released the latest draft regulation on exploitation of mineral resources in the international seabed Area. As governments and companies gear up for the first commercial operations, it seems relevant to understand the type of resources lying on the seabed, the existing technology for its harvesting and extraction and the regulatory challenges facing the deepsea mining industry.
8 November 2017
Sustainability College Bruges
Potterierei 4, B-8000 Brugge
09.00-09.30h : Registration and coffee/tea
09.30-09.45h : Welcome, by Kurt Deketelaere, Chairman SCB
09.45-10.30h : What is “deepsea mining” (depths, deposit location, type of minerals, techniques and equipment used) ?, by Daniel Rincon, Legal Counsel, DEME
10.30-10.45h : Q&A
10.45-11.00h : Coffee/tea
11.00–11.45h : What are the rules governing deepsea mining beyond national jurisdictions ?, by Daniel Rincon, Legal Counsel, DEME
11.45-12.00h : Q&A
12.00-12.10h : Conclusions, by Kurt Deketelaere, Chairman SCB
12.10-13.00h : Reception and networking
Participants price : 175 euro (VAT included)