mineral and genetic resources

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Live below water

This Working Group focuses on the importance of protecting the ocean’s unique and to a large extent unknown biodiversity, while mainstreaming principles of equity and inclusivity into the responsible exploration and use of the ocean’s mineral and genetic resources.


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Diva Amon

Diva Amon

Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London, UK; Director and Founder of SpeSeas, Trinidad and Tobago

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Robert Blasiak

Robert Blasiak

Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden


Marcel Jaspars

Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lisa A. Levin

Professor of Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, USA

Hannah Lily

Independent Consultant and Seabed Minerals Lawyer, UK

Beth N. Orcutt

Deep-Sea Microbiologist and Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA

Angelique Pouponneau

Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust, Seychelles

Torsten Thiele

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

Colette Wabnitz

Research Scientist at Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Canada

Clement Yow Mulalap

Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations