Building on the COBRA webinar from March 2023
, this webinar will provide an update on the state-of-play of negotiations for deep-sea mining following Parts I and II of the 28th session of the International Seabed Authority Council meetings that have occurred this year. Drs. Amon and Orcutt will provide their perspectives as deep-sea scientists who have been involved in providing scientific guidance to policy makers during these proceedings. They will also provide an overview of some of the major scientific findings that have come out in the past year to address key knowledge gaps related to ecosystem baselines, thresholds for harm, and monitoring for protection of the marine environment.