Workshop on Taxonomic Methods and Standardization of Macrofauna in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone [November 2014]

Agenda | Background Document | Presentations | Participants Videos | Recommendations

Following informal consultations between the Secretary-General and exploration contractors for polymetallic nodules in January 2012 on the biological component of environmental baseline data in exploration areas, the International Seabed Authority convened its first taxonomic exchange workshop on the megafauna in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) in June 2013 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. In November 2014, the ISA convened its second taxonomic exchange workshop on marofauna in Uljin, Republic of Korea.

This workshop focused on taxonomic methods and standardization of macrofauna in the CCFZ.

OPENING SPEECHES

Dr Jai-Woon Moon on behalf of Dr. Gi-Hoon Hong, President, Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
Speech

Mr. Hyun Tae Kim, Director, Marine Devel Division, MOF, Republic of Korea    
Speech

Mr. Nii A Odunton, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority
Speech

Dr. Se Jong Ju, Project Manager, KIOST 
Presentation : Introdution to KIOST

Dr Stefan Brager, ISA
Presentation : Layout of the workshop 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Taxonomic Introduction to Macrofaunal Crustacea 

Dr Gordon Paterson : Gaps in our knowledge: what we need to know to develop sustainable management
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Lenaick Menot : The ecological context for the study of biodiversity of the macrofauna of the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Magda Blazewicz-Paszkowycz : The taxonomy and biogeography of  macrofauna tanaidacean crustaceans, witih focus on the abyssal Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Charlotte Havermans : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal amphipod crustaceans, with focus on the abyssal Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ 
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Dr Tammy Horton : Taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal amphipod crustaceans with a focus on the abyssal Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Stefanie Kaiser : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal isopod crustaceans of the abyssal Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ 
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Ivana Karanovic : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal ostracod crustaceans, with focus on the abyssal benthic Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFC
Abstract  | Presentation

Taxonomic Introduction to Macrofaunal Mollusca, Bryozoa and Annelida 

Paul Valentich-Scott : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal molluscans, with focus on the abyssal benthic Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ 
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Dennis Gordon : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal bryozoa, with focus on the abyssal benthic Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Helena Wiklund : The taxonomy and biogeography of macrofaunal annelids, with focus on the abyssal benthic Pacific fauna relevant to the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Molecular Tools for Macrofauna Taxonomy and Classification

Dr Thomas Dahlgren : Advances in molecular methodologies and the application and interpretation of molecular methodologies for macrofauna classification. Their relevant to environment assessment and monitoring
Abstract  | Presentation

Dr Helena Wiklund : Developing molecular pipelines to provide samples for barcoding and other analyses
Abstract  | Presentation

Annika Janssen : The pros and cons of barcoding : some preliminary results from recent cruises to the CCFZ
Abstract  | Presentation

Status of Contractors' Activities on Biological Baseline Surveying : From Sampling to Taxonomic Identification

Interoceanmetal Joint Organization : Status of Macrofaunal Studies Carried Out by IOM
Presentation

Yuzmorgeologiya : Macrofauna Investigation on Russian Exploration Areas of Polymetallic Nodules
Presentation

Government of the Republic of Korea : Sampling and Taxonomy of Macrobenthos for KODOS
Presentation  

China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) : Introduction to Biologial Baseline Surveying in COMRA's Contract Area in the CCFZ
Presentation

Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. (DORD) : Status of Japanese Activities on Biological Survey of Macrofauna in the CCFZ
Presentation

Institut francaise de Recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) : Environmental Studies carried out by Ifremer in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
Presentation

Ministry of Earth Sciences for the Republic of India : Marine Benthos of the Indian EEZ
Presentation

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany : Macrofauna in the German Mn-nodule license area of the CCZ
Presentation

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) : Taxonomy Workshop : Macrofauna
Presentation

Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML) : TOML Environment Studies in the EEZ and Reflections on the EIA Project discussed at the ISA Workshop, 23-24 November 2014
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Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) : Macrofauna in the German mn-Nodule License Area of the CCZ
Presentation

UK Seabed Resources Ltd. (UKSR) : UKSR Environmental Baseline Programme: Abyssal Benthinc Biological baseline Studies (ABYSSLINE)
Presentation

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) : The Outline of Environmental Survey conducted by JOGMEC
Presentation

Plenary Discussions of Workshop Results and Recommendations

Dr Tammy Horton : The value of collections - lessons from the offshore oil and gas industries
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Dr Gordon Paterson / Dr Lenaick Menot / Dr Sandor Mulsow : Making the data available - Introduction to the design of a biodiversity database concept for the abyssal CCFZ
Abstract | Presentation

 

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Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014
Place: 
Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea