Views from Africa: An with Interview with Uganda’s Joshua Tuhumwire

With over 30 years of service to the Ugandan Department of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM), including the role of Commissioner from 2001-2010, geologist Joshua T. Tuhumwire brings a...

Welcome to DSM Observer’s 2018 New Year Edition

Happy 2018 and welcome to our new year’s edition of the DSM Observer.  As our readers return from holiday breaks and family gatherings, we embark together on what is...
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2017’s top 10 ocean news stories

Commentary by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY and PAUL DESALLES on MONGABAY | 27 December 2017 1. U.S. drops out of Paris In Mongabay's 2015 ocean top 10 list, they celebrated the adoption of the...
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UN General Assembly adopts resolution to move forward with high seas treaty negotiations

MIKE GAWORECKI on MONGABAY | 26 December 2017 The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Sunday to convene negotiations for an international treaty to protect the...

UN General Assembly adopts resolution to move forward with high seas treaty negotiations

MIKE GAWORECKI on MONGABAY | 26 December 2017 The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Sunday to convene negotiations for an international treaty to protect the...

Deep Sea Mining from a Pacific Island State Perspective: An Interview with Cook Islands...

Since August 2012, Paul Lynch has led the Cook Islands’ Seabed Minerals Authority, which oversees development of the islands’ national seabed mineral resource. A lawyer with over 25 years...

Update on ISA Secretariat Activities

During October-November 2017, Secretary-General Michael Lodge and his staff at the ISA Secretariat have been busy advancing and promoting the work of the ISA.   Noteworthy milestones include: 15 October...

Report on Mining Code Implementation Workshop Now Available

The final report of the workshop From Paper to Practice: Implementing the Mining Code was released this past week.  The workshop took place on 12 August 2017 in Ocho...
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Reference Zones to Measure Deep Sea Mining’s Impact on Seafloor

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is charged with regulating deep-sea mining in the Area and its environmental impacts.  To evaluate these impacts, the ISA’s rules call for contractors to...

Bait and Switch? Scientists Question Use of ‘Offsets’ in Ocean Projects

As the ocean becomes increasingly industrialized, governments are starting to rely on a strategy long deployed with mixed results to mitigate the destruction of habitats on land: offsets. The...

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