The emerging “Golden Era” of mineral development in the Pacific Ocean


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Noon Seminar Series

When: Feb 20 2018 - 12:00pm until Feb 20 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125, East-West Center

Photo of deep sea mining Deep-sea exploration projects have identified valuable deposits of gold, silver, copper, nickel, and cobalt across the Pacific—both in the open ocean under international jurisdiction and in the territorial waters of several Pacific Island nations. Several nations have entered into exploration contracts with international companies, and in 2011, Papua New Guinea granted Nautilus Minerals a lease to begin mining copper and gold from a seabed vent in the Bismark Sea. Environmental risks are poorly understood, however, and the fierce public outcry from citizens of Papua New Guinea and other countries in the region has put the project on hold.

Video of Allen Clark's presentation on 2/20/18 at East-West Center:

Photo of Allen Clark

Allen L. Clark previously served as Executive Director of the East-West Center/Pacific Disaster Center Managing Partner Cooperative Agreement. He is a founder and former director-general of the International Institute for Resource Development, former Chief of the US Geological Survey’s Office of Resource Analysis, and a consultant for the Agency for International Development, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and United Nations. Clark has worked in more than 75 countries, is the author/co-author of more than 300 publications, and has served as consultant to numerous national and international aid agencies and private companies. He holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Idaho.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laurel Pikcunas
Phone: 808-944-7444