Michal Lodge will give a lecture on “The importance of the oceans and the seabed is changing: How the international Seabed Authority is dealing with topics like the new developments within deep sea mining, the measurement of the seabed and others”
Followed by a Q&A session moderated by, Heinz Schelwat, CEO of Sea & Sun Technology. Afterwards get together with snacks and drinks.
The oceans cover 72% of our planet and the high seas account for 58% of all this space, often 4000 to 6000 meters deep. On the ground huge capacities of minerals and manganese nodules lie in the sediment. Now a new industry is teaming up to economically use these resources. Germany holds two license for manganese nodules and massive sulphides in the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean.
The growth in demand for what lies at the sea bottom is fed by growth of the world’s population, rising economies, and it is aggravated by dwindling deposits on land. Especially the new green tech sector is requiring a vast amount of rare metals that can be found in the dark depth of the seabed, beyond the limits of national jurisdication.
That is why the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has been established by the United Nations (UN). Michael Lodge is the highest representative of the ISA. One main function of the authority is to regulate deep seabed mining and to give special emphasis to ensuring that the marine environment is protected from any harmful effects which may arise during mining activities, including exploration. The organization is committed to the SDG 14 (sustainable Development Goal) contributing to the sustainable management of deep-sea mineral resources in the area for the benefit of mankind.
Michael Lodge is Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority since 2017. He has 28 years of experience as a public international lawyer and has a strong background in the field of law of the sea as well as ten years’ judicial experience in the UK and South Pacific. He has published 25 books and articles.
Heinz Schelwat is CEO of Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, a company that produces best-in-class water probes and solutions for the maritime sector. He also works as visiting professor in Tianjin University and is member of different expert boards.
KOSTEN: Die Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung ist mit einem Kostenbeitrag von 38 EURO pro Person inklusive Buffet und Getränke verbunden.
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