WP 5 – Communication with Stakeholders, Policymakers, Offshore Mining Industry

WP 5 will organize workshops with policymakers, stakeholders, contractors holding exploration licenses and interested industry planning offshore mining activities to communicate the project results and to initiate discussions with the industry aiming primarily at the development of low-impact mining gear.

Project results will be made available to the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to facilitate implementation into ISA regulations. International exchange with countries outside the EU planning offshore mining activities, such as Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, and India, is primarily anticipated through international conferences on deep-sea mining, such as the Deep-Sea Mining Summits, the yearly Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, as well as special sessions at appropriate international conferences, such as EGU, Goldschmidt, AGU.