The future of the seabed
- Professor Faye Hammill
- Dr Laurence Publicover
- Dr Alexandra Campbell
- Dr Giulia Champion
- Dr Charne Lavery
- Ross MacLennan
- Dr Jimmy Packham
Is the seabed a realm of mystery or a part of our world? Surface the legal, ecological and heritage issues relating to the seabed.
Is the seabed a realm of mystery or a part of our world? We extract resources from it, lay cables across it, and send robots to search it. In 1971, Wolfgang Friedmann’s The Future of the Oceans warned of a “race to the bottom” as nations sought to territorialise and exploit the seabed. Fifty years later, ocean governance is again fiercely debated: a UN high seas treaty was recently agreed upon, yet highly controversial deep-sea mining could become widespread over coming years.
This roundtable brings arts and humanities perspectives to bear on legal, ecological and heritage issues relating to the seabed.
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