General DOSI Outputs

DOSI Deep-Sea Webinar Series (sponsored by INDEEP) and Hosted by Linwood Pendleton

2014 Series: The first webinar series informed members of the deep-sea community about deep-ocean stewardship activities underway via various organizations in order to avoid duplication of  efforts and create opportunities for partnership and collaboration between deep-sea stakeholders.

  • Kristina Gjerde- Laws, Policies and Plans for the Deep Ocean (IUCN & DOSI) – (7 May 2014)
  • Jeff Ardon – High Seas Governance (IASS & DOSI) –  (7 May 2014)
  • Eric Lindstrom – Toward a Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) – (21 May 2014)
  • Pat Halpin – The Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (CBD ESBAs) –  (21 May 2014)
  • Sandor Mulsow – Towards an Environmental Impact Assessment: Guidelines for the Deep Sea (ISA) –  (4 June 2014)
  • Phil Weaver – Deep-Ocean Stewardship and the MIDAS Project (MIDAS) –  (18 June 2014)
  • Hannah Lily – Pacific Islands: Deep Sea Minerals (SPC-SOPAC) –  (18 June 2014)
  • Paul Holthus – Science Community and Ocean Business Community Collaboration for Sustainability (WOC) –  (2 July 2014)
  • Matt Gianni – The regulation of Activities in the Deep Sea: a Conservation Perspective (DSCC)-  (2 July 2014)
  • David Johnson- Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) –  (16 July 2014)
  • Kristian Teleki – From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean (GOC) –  (16 July 2014)

2015 Series: The second webinar series was entitled “Deep-Sea Promises and Challenges”.  There is a lot happening in the deep sea: new science, new industrial activity, new proposals for management, and new challenges to tackle.  Following on from the success of webinar series 2014, this second series of intimate webinars hosted guests representing perspectives from an array of deep-ocean stakeholders: minerals, oil, fishing, conservation and society.

  • Samantha Smith and Charles Roche – Industrial Mining in the Deep Sea: Social and Environmental Considerations – Link (14 May 2015)
  • Rob O’Brien – The Oil Industry’s Technological Advancements for the Ocean Environment (BP) – Link (17 June 2015)
  • Charles Goddard and Maria Damanaki – The Deep Blue Economy – Link (16 September 2015)
  • Claire Nouvian and Glen Wright – Deep-Sea Fisheries – Link (21 October 2015)
  • Lisa Levin – Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative – A Way Forward Link (18 November 2015)
  • Harriet Harden-Davies – Deep-Sea Genetic Resources: Governance, Science and Stewardship – Link (16 December 2015)
Key Documents (in date order):
  • Report of 1st DOSI Workshop held in Mexico city in April 2013: workshop report.
  • DOSI Brief to the Global Ocean Commission– May 2013.
  • 1st DOSI Newsletter – July 2013.
  • AAAS DOSI sepecial session: “Deep-Ocean Industrialization: A New Stewardship Frontier”. Chicago, 13-17 February 2014. Lead: Lisa Levin (SIO). Speakers: Pendleton (Duke Nicholas Institute), Van Dover (Duke University), Smith (Nautilus Minerals), Currie (DSCC), Gjerde (IUCN) and Levin (SIO). Example of media coverage from event.
  • 2nd DOSI Newsletter – March 2014.
  • DOSI Science Policy Forum paper link to reprint
  • BBC Radio 4 – Into the Abyss.  Lisa Levin and other DOSI members feature in this discussion of deep-sea mining, July 2014
  • DOSI Brochure 2015
  • Report of DOSI Planning Meeting held in Aveiro, Portugal, 30th August 2015: Report
  • Huffington Post – Lisa Levin & DOSI “Compromising the Ecology of the Deep”.
  • Huffington Post Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the Oceans (Sept 2015) – additional articles with links.
  • UN Oceans Conference 5-9 June 2017.  DeepSeaScience.UNOceans.5June.Program
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 Voluntary Commitments from DOSI. At The Ocean Conference (June 2017 at UN, NY) to further implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 aimed at conserving and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources, close to 1,400 voluntary commitments for concrete ocean action were made by governments, the United Nations system, civil society organizations, academia, the scientific community, and the private sector. These commitments, together with the Conference outcome document Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action, mark a global breakthrough on the path for the health of our oceans and seas.
  • Report of DOSI Day held in WHOI, USA, 27th August 2017: Report
  • New support for DOSI from the Arcadia Fund, August 2017 – July 2022. Arcadia Funding News.
  • Following an application by DOSI, the ISA Endowment Fund supported 5 scientists from developing nations to atend the 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium and DOSI Day in Monterey, California in September 2018.  See their reports: Ana Luna (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Marina Fernandez (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Pamela Rivadeneira (Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences, Argentina), Diana Salcedo (UNAM, Mexico) & Eleonora Puccinelli (University of Cape Town, South Africa).
  • DOSI represented during important workshop to discuss “Deep-Sea Taxonomy Under Pressure, May 2019. Report.