British Council / Mat Wright

Monday 13 November 2017 -
18:00 to 19:30
This is a free event but advance registration is necessary.

The British Council, the British Embassy and Wissenschaft im Dialog invite interested members of the public to a special edition of Wissenschaft kontrovers on 13 November 2017, 18.00 hrs at the British Embassy, Wilhelmstraße 70-71, 10117 Berlin just before the Science Year 2016-17 draws to a close.

Jan-Martin Wiarda and a panel of distinguished experts from Germany and the UK, which is this year’s partner country for the Science Year, will discuss: The New Gold Rush? The risks and rewards of deep sea mining

Panellists are:

  • Dr. Annemiek Vink, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Jenisch, Walther-Schücking-Institut für Internationales Recht Kiel
  • Dr. Chris Hauton, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • Paul Lusty, British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre Keyworth

(Chair: Jan-Martin Wiarda)

Guest of Honour: Project Leader, Foresight Future of the Sea, Government Office for Science presenting the Foresight Report

The Foresight Future of the Sea project launched in April 2016, with support from UK Government ministers. It has a broad scope – the future ocean economy, marine environment, global and domestic governance, international development, and science. This reflects the breadth and scale of the Government’s interest in the sea, and has led the project to focus primarily on the UK’s overall approach to marine and maritime policy.

The project has been led by an expert steering group. Its public outputs include a full summary report (publication date TBC), a series of thought pieces by industry, and academic literature reviews.

If you would like to attend, please register for this event by Wednesday, 8 November 2017 using the following link: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please note that admission will only be granted on production of a valid ID document.