Impacts of Wastes and Other Matter in the Marine Environment from Mining Operations Including Marine Mineral Mining

The GESAMP Working Group 42 on the impacts of wastes and other matter in the marine environment from mining operations, including marine mineral mining held its first formal meeting in the International Maritime Organization Headquarters in London from 20-22 September 2017.

The group's objectives are to provide independent advice on what environmental impacts could arise both from land based and marine minerals mining.” The report being prepared by group will inform the discussions taking place in the context of the LC/LP.

The Working Group is chaired by Dr Tracy Shimmield and it is co-sponsored by IMO and UN Environment. The group's findings will be published in the GESAMP Reports and Studies Series in 2020.