The International Seabed Authority’s third set of meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica wrapped up last week with little fanfare and fewer decisions. The Ocean Foundation participated in the meetings for the third time this year, continuing to speak with delegates on our key goals.
We need sound legal tools to address side effects from climate geoengineering projects that could endanger the marine environment. These unwanted impacts include the ability of the seas to produce food and oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and excess heat.
The Ocean Foundation was on the ground of the 28th meeting of the International Seabed Authority in July 2023 for all three weeks to raise our topline messages on finance and liability, underwater cultural heritage, transparency, and stakeholder engagement.
With 80% of the seabed unmapped, Deep Seabed Mining poses a wide array of threats to Underwater Cultural Heritage in the ocean.
The technical and ethical uncertainties around climate geoengineering are numerous in both carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification
Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) is a form of climate geoengineering that aims to increase the amount of sunlight reflected back into space – to reverse the warming of the planet.
Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is a form of climate geoengineering that seeks to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The planet is getting closer to exceeding the global climate target. Because of this, there has been an increased focus on climate geoengineering.
We’re sharing key moments from the meetings on DSM, including Underwater Cultural Heritage updates, the “what-if” discussion, and a check-in on TOF’s goals.
DSM is a potential commercial industry attempting to mine mineral deposits from the seafloor. But this mining is posed to destroy an interconnected ecosystem: the deep ocean.
Read part 3 of our blog series to highlight technological advancements that pave the way for a green transition without deep seabed minerals.
Read part 2 of our blog series to highlight technological advancements that pave the way for a green transition without deep seabed minerals.