WCC 2012 Res 079 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020
Period covered: 
2015
Geographic scope: 
Global
Country/Territory: 
Cook Islands
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Te Ipukarea Society ( TIS ) / Cook Islands
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020 (CEM)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingThe Commission on Ecosystem Management established a specialist group on Deep Sea Ecosystems and MiningOn-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessThe CEM Specialist Group on Deep Sea Ecosystems and Mining worked with The National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) in New Zealand and prepared an information brochure on environmental issues associated with deep-sea minerals exploration.Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The brochure has been widely distributed at various meetings and workshops related to deep sea mining
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
The Deep Sea Mining specialist group leaders are extremely busy with their day jobs, and find little tim to devote to getting the group more active.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Scientific/technical activitiesThe CEM Specialist group will continue to work on raising awareness on the potential impacts of deep sea mining exploration, especially as companies are ramping up to begin exploration.
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