The EU-sponsored MIDAS (Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation) project stated that it would provide parameters to support the further development of EU and international regulations for economically viable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable resource exploration and extraction. Science-policy interaction processes would be developed, informed by existing legal and policy frameworks, improved tools for integrating deep-sea impacts and values, the best available science, as well as an understanding of technological capabilities and economic feasibility. At that time, MIDAS stated it would ensure the integration of civil society perspectives by facilitating wider stakeholder consultations.
Upon inquiry to the MIDAS project in 2014, the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC) was informed that there would be an opportunity for ENGOs and civil society to participate in two meetings planned with civil society organizations, as part of a consultative process with civil society organizations for the policy recommendations that will form part of the final project report in November 2016. In addition, there would be at least one conference during the project open to all stakeholders. It was also stated that information would also be provided ton an ongoing basis.
In response to an EUCC inquiry in January 2015, the MIDAS project stated that it is planning a NGO consultation or workshop on deep-sea mining for sometime in April or May 2015. This workshop would likely be co-organised by Seas At Risk and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and will include a discussion of the MIDAS Project and input from participants to the project. This event is still in the planning stages,and the project does not have any further details to share at this stage. Further information on the MIDAS project is available at their website here or at http://www.eu-midas.net/
|civil society||102||WWF Greece||Greece|
|10||INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES||Spain|
|140||The Deep Sea Mining Campaign, a project of The Ocean Foundation||Australia|
|145||Black Sea NGO Network||Bulgaria|
|156||Sea First Foundation||Belgium|
|171||Seas At Risk||Belgium|
|187||The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations||United Kingdom|
|192||World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) WWF European Policy Programme www.wwf.eu||Belgium|
|193||Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC)||international|
|195||DEEPWAVE e.V. – Marine Conservation Organization||Germany|
|207||Surfrider Foundation Europe||France|
|81||Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)||United Kingdom|
|94||Moana Nui Action Alliance|