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LP CO2 2

The 2nd Meeting of the LP Intersessional Legal and Related Issues Working Group on Ocean Fertilization was convened at IMO Headquarters, London, from 1 to 5 March 2010.

LP CO2 3-7 - Report Of The 2nd Meeting Of The LP Intersessional Working Group On Ocean Fertilization (Secretariat)
LP CO2 3-3-1 - Regulating Ocean Fertilization Experiments under the London Protocol and Convention (Australia and New Zealand)
LP CO2 3-3 - Framework for the Evaluation of Legal Options to Control Ocean Fertilization (Canada)


The 33rd meeting of the Scientific Group under the London Convention and the 4th meeting of the Scientific Group under the London Protocol was planned for 19-23 April 2010 at IMO Headquarters in London. The meeting was cancelled due to disruptions to air travel following the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and was replaced by an extraordinary session held in at the Westminster Conference Centre in London from 7 to 8 October 2010 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chris Vivian (UK). There was no meeting report from the Extraordinary Session The following documents from LC/SG/ES are relevant to ocean fertilization:

LC-SG-ES.-INF.3 - Iron enrichment stimulates toxic diatom production in high-nitrate, low-chlorophyll areas (Greenpeace International)
LC-SG-ES.-INF.4 - Ocean Fertilization: Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Future Scientific Research (Canada)
LC-SG-ES.2 - Draft Assessment Framework for Scientific Research Involving Ocean Fertilization (Chairman of the Correspondence Group)
LC-SG-ES.2-1 - Ocean Fertilization: Development of Science Overviews in Ocean Fertilization (Chairman of the Correspondence Group)

LC 32

Contracting Parties to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention) and the Contracting Parties to the 1996 Protocol to the London Convention 1972 (London Protocol) met from 11 to 15 October 2010 at IMO Headquarters, London, for their 32nd and 5th Meeting of Contracting Parties, respectively. The following documents from LC 32 are relevant to ocean fertilization:

LC 32-15 - Report Of The Thirty-Second Consultative Meeting And The Fifth Meeting Of Contracting Parties (Secretariat) and Corrigendum.

LC 32-WP.1 - Consideration of the report of the Extraordinary Session of the Scientific Groups
LC 32-WP.3 - Report of the drafting group on ocean fertilization
LC 32-4 - Marine Geo-engineering - Types of Schemes Proposed to Date (Chairman of the Scientific Groups)
LC 32-4-1 - Discussion of an Additional Option to Achieve the Regulation of Legitimate Scientific Research Involving Ocean Fertilization under the London Protocol (Canada)
LC 32-INF.2 - Geo-engineering, the Law of the Sea and Climate Change (IUCN)
LC 32-INF.4 - Asilomar Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies: Minimizing the Potential Risk of Research to Counter-balance Climate Change and its Impacts (Chairman of the Scientific Groups)
LC-LP.2(2010) - Resolution LC-LP.2(2010) on the Assessment Framework for Scientific Research Involving Ocean Fertilization.


(Adopted on 14 October 2010)