A new GESAMP working group on marine geo-engineering held its first
meeting at IMO Headquarters, London (23-25 May).
The overall objective of the Working Group (WG 41) is to better understand
the potential impacts of proposed marine geo-engineering techniques on the
marine environment, including social and economic consequences.
assist them in identifying those marine geo-engineering techniques that may be
sensible to be considered for listing in the new Annex 4 of the Protocol.
held in Paris last year, is being led by IMO with the support from IOC of
UNESCO and WMO.
(United Kingdom) and Professor Philip Boyd (Australia), included scientists
from Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
nine UN Sponsoring Agencies which make up GESAMP, in 2017