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On the 5th of June 2018, a workshop on deep sea mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction was organised by the Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy, in collaboration with the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
This workshop aims to elucidate the state of art and the different perspectives of deep sea mining of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Zone, including the concerns of both the industry and the environmental NGOs. The presentations and debate will serve as input to Belgian policy makers to elaborate the Belgian position on this matter for the next ISA Council and Assembly meetings in summer 2018 and to further develop a deep sea mining policy for Belgium.
Welcome of Jean-Marc Delporte (PDF, 558.32 KB), chairman of the management committee, FPS Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy
Welcome of Roland Moreau (PDF, 504.32 KB), director-general of DG Environment, FPS Environment
Opening note of Geert De Poorter (PDF, 450.91 KB), director-general of DG Quality and Safety, FPS Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy
Deep sea mining - the international legal framework (PDF, 293.63 KB) | Patrik Schotte | FPS Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy
Introduction to the JPI Oceans projects on deep sea mining (PDF, 2.07 MB) | Ulrich Wolf | Research Centre Jülich
Past and future research to identify potential impacts of deep-sea mining on the deep-sea fauna in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (PDF, 6.81 MB) | Ann Vanreusel | UGent - Marine Biology Research Group
Implications of Mn-nodule mining in the CCZ and how to monitor ecological consequences (PDF, 5.5 MB) | Jens Greinert - GEOMAR (DE) – Research Group Deep Sea Monitoring)
Legal obligations of the sponsoring state (PDF, 476.73 KB) | Philippe Gautier | International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Natural resources in a global perspective (PDF, 2.53 MB) | Niels Hulsbosch | KU Leuven - Division of Geology
Deep sea mining from the perspective of an environmental NGO (PDF, 1.8 MB) | Ann Dom | Seas-at-Risk
Deep sea mining from the perspective of a contractor & Introduction to the EIA for the component test for deep sea mining equipment (part 1 (PDF, 7.54 MB) and part 2 (PDF, 7.99 MB)) | Kris Van Nijen | Global Sea Mineral Resources
Key note of Geert De Poorter (PDF, 109 KB), director-general of DG Quality and Safety, FPS Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy.