'Sharing the benefits from the global commons: deep-seabed mining' with Prof Dale Squires

Past Event

27 April 2023, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Online & Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Event Recording:

Benefits from the global commons, including from vaccines and deep-seabed, celestial, fishing, genetics, and polar resources, require sharing, but how?

Dale Squires, an economist, will talk about how international organisations can share benefits with fairness, equity, and efficiency, focusing upon deep-seabed mining royalties.

Manganese polymetalic nodule field

An example of an polymetalic nodule field, that is mined from the sea-bed.

Dale Squires

Professor Dale Squires
Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Wildlife Trade

Dale Squires, a marine economist, works on global ocean issues with international organisations, NGOs, industries, nations, and scientists. He has worked with the International Seabed Authority on sharing royalties from deep-seabed mining, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and international fishing organisations on management and conservation of high-seas fisheries, and the International Whaling Commission on cetacean bycatch in fishing industries.

He is the architect of both national and international resource management plans and serves on the United States Department of State delegations to international treaty negotiations and international fishing organisations. He also teaches at the University of California San Diego.