Collaborators and Partners

During the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, Nautilus Minerals worked with many world renowned experts. It is one of Nautilus Minerals objectives that marine science as a whole benefits from deep sea studies conducted for our EIA. We have gone to great lengths to ensure the voices of independent experts have been heard throughout this process.

Nautilus is a member of the “Assessment Steering Committee” in the EU-funded Deep Sea Minerals Project administered by the SOPAC division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The Project is tasked with developing a series of papers outlining key issues related to Deep Sea Mining.

Coffey Natural Systems

Coffey Natural Systems (Coffey) was the lead consultancy for the preparation of the EIA for the Solwara 1 Project. Coffey was also responsible for ensuring that the EIA met the guidelines as set out by the PNG government for assessment under the Environment Act 2000.

Independent scientific experts

The following list outlines some of the independent scientific experts, research institutions and consultancies involved in the EIA studies and in developing our EIA:

  • Australian National University, Australia
  • Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • Coffey Natural Systems, Australia  
  • College of William and Mary, USA 
  • Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Australia (CSIRO)
  • Curtin University of Technology, Australia 
  • Duke University, USA  
  • Hydrobiology, Australia 
  • James Cook University, Australia
  • Rabaul Volcano Observatory, PNG
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
  • University of Papua New Guinea, PNG
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), USA 

World Ocean Council

Nautilus Minerals supports the responsible development of the oceans resources and is a founding member of the World Ocean Council (WOC). The WOC is an international cross-sectoral industry alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in ocean stewardship.

The council was established to bring together the multi-sectoral ocean business community to catalyse global leadership and collaboration in ocean sustainability and Corporate Ocean Responsibility.

Nautilus Minerals and the WOC will work together in preserving the long term ecosystem health and function in the deep sea environments in which we work