Report on the IMO London Convention Scientific Group Meeting on Ocean Fertilization

Author(s) IOC Secretariat
Summary The IOC was invited to participate in discussions on ocean fertilization addressed by the 31st Session of the International Maritime Organization London Convention Scientific Group and the 2nd Session of the London Protocol Scientific Group, held from 19-23 May in Guayaquil, Ecuador. From its Terms of Reference adopted by the IOC Assembly in 2005, the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) has a mandate to provide ready expertise to the IOC on issues of ocean carbon sequestration. Under the authority of the IOC Executive Secretary, an informal Consultative Group of Experts was developed to respond to this request, consisting of the Chair of the IOCCP and four scientists currently active in ocean fertilization research. This group submitted input in response to a series of scientific and technical questions posed by the London Convention Scientific Group, and the chair of the group attended the meeting as an observer.
Doc Type Information Document
Status Published on 13/05/08
Notes This report was prepared by the IOC Secretariat and presented to its Executive Council at its 41st Session (Paris, 24 June–1st July 2008).
Dated 15 June 2008


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Created at 15:59 on 13 May 2008 by Patrice BONED
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