Research team receives $900,000 AusAID grant

ANU College of Law

A team of researchers led by ANU College of Law Associate Professor Don Anton, have been awarded a $900,000 grant in the 2012 round of the AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) to determine how developing countries can best manage deep seabed mining both within and beyond national jurisdiction.

Associate Professor Anton is Principal Investigator on the international research team, which also includes of Co-Chief Investigators Professor Don Rothwell (ANU CoL), Associate Professor Colin Filer (ANU CAP), Professor Rosemary Rayfuse (UNSW), Associate Professor Robin Warner (Wollongong), Dr Joanna Mossop (Victoria University, Wellington), and Mr Robert Makgill (Ghent University),

The three year research project will test the assumptions underlying developing state-sponsored deep seabed mining, including assumptions that developing states will capture significant revenue, that such revenue will be directed at sustainable development, and that environmental risk can be minimised and managed.

The project also aims tol identify and develop legal options (national and international) for the effective participation of developing states in environmentally sound mining activities in the deep seabed and explore developing country options for structuring strategic alliances and cooperative arrangements best suited to assist in sustainable development.

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