Underwater Mining Institute Conference. The Law of the Sea treaty will sink America's economy. Americans despise taxes.
After all, one of the key issues that paved the way for the American Revolution was the unfair taxation that King George III levied against the Colonies. Now some in the US Senate want to say yes to an international tax. It would be the first time in history that an international organization would possess taxing authority, and it would amount to billions of American dollars being transferred out of the US Treasury. The U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, or the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is the vehicle through which such taxes would be imposed on U.S. The treaty that Reagan refused to sign in 1982 is reappearing once again in the Senate. Under the guise of being for “the good of mankind, ” LOST would obligate the United States to share information and technology in what amounts to global taxes and technology transfer requirements that are really nothing more than an attempt to redistribute U.S. wealth to the Third World.
The Deep-Sea Resources Sigils Brief. Human societies currently face dwindling resources and rising competition for them in the contemporary “resources order.”
Thus, besides and in accordance with other ways to handle this challenge, new types and sources of resources are increasingly valuable and can make a strategic difference for polities, as well as for humanity as a whole. Meanwhile, if we are to ever learn from our worrying present, we must also, continuously, make sure that the extraction and use of those new potential resources will not have any unfavourable impact on the planet and its ecosystem, including this biodiversity to which we belong.* World Bank – Global Economic Prospects January 2012 – Commodity Annex As has now been known since the end of the nineteenth century (Ifremer, les Nodules, 2012), mineral resources lie on the seabed, and the rising price of commodities, symptom of the current trial, as well as technological progress, make them increasingly attractive. Ecosystems and deep-sea biological life. Sensitization Seminar - New York 2012. SENSITISATION SEMINAR ON THE WORK OF THE INTERNATIONALSEABED AUTHORITY AND CURRENT ISSUES RELATING TO DEEP SEABED MININGRoom 3 NLB, United Nations Headquarters10am-6pm, 16 February 2012 Agenda | Presentations | Flyer The Sensitization Seminar is aimed at informing and sensitizing delegates of Members of the Authority, of the Permanent Missions and Observers to the United Nations in New York on current issues relating to deep seabed mining and on the work of the Authority.
Issues to be addressed include: Prospects for extraction of rare earth elements from seabed mineral deposits, The resource assessment carried out by the Authority;Opportunities for training that are offered by the Endowment Fund for marine scientific research of the Authority;The structure of the Authority;The work of the Council and Legal and Technical Commission; andThe outlines of the eighteenth session of the Authority that will take place at the headquarters of the Authority from 16 to 27 July 2012.
SeamountsOnline. What is SeamountsOnline?
Where can I get images from seamounts? International Seabed Authority. Hard copies of the following electronic publications are also available from the Authority's library.
[Because of the size of some of the publications - it is suggested that users download the particular publication of interest to them to their local drive first before opening the file] Selected Decisions The Authority publishes annually a compendium of selected decisions and documents from each session, cited as, e.g. Selected Decisions 8, 43-53. The online versions available are as follows: Workshop Proceedings Minerals other than Polymetallic Nodules of the International Seabed Area; Proceedings of the International Seabed Authority's Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica, June 26-30, 2000.
Technical Reports & Studies Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the SeaTechnical Study: No. 12, 2013 | PDF | NEW! ISA Briefing Papers A Geological Model of Polymetallic Nodule Deposits in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone [Briefing Paper 01/12] Newsletters Handbook. L’Ifremer étudie les champs de nodules polymétalliques.