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A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining

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Science Advances  04 Jul 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 7, eaar4313
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar4313

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vol. 4 no. 7

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  • Received for publication November 9, 2017
  • Accepted for publication May 23, 2018
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  1. Daniel C. Dunn1,*,,
  2. Cindy L. Van Dover2,*,,
  3. Ron J. Etter3,
  4. Craig R. Smith4,
  5. Lisa A. Levin5,6,
  6. Telmo Morato7,
  7. Ana Colaço7,
  8. Andrew C. Dale8,
  9. Andrey V. Gebruk9,
  10. Kristina M. Gjerde10,11,
  11. Patrick N. Halpin1,
  12. Kerry L. Howell12,
  13. David Johnson13,
  14. José Angel A. Perez14,
  15. Marta Chantal Ribeiro15,
  16. Heiko Stuckas16,
  17. Philip Weaver13,
  18. SEMPIA Workshop Participants
  1. 1Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.
  2. 2Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA.
  3. 3Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA.
  4. 4Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.
  5. 5Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
  6. 6Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative and Deep Ocean Observing Strategy, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton, UK.
  7. 7IMAR Instituto do Mar, Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas, and MARE Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of the Azores, Horta, Portugal.
  8. 8Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, UK.
  9. 9Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
  10. 10IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme and World Commission on Protected Areas, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  11. 11Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA 93940, USA.
  12. 12Deep-Sea Conservation Research Unit, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, UK.
  13. 13Seascape Consultants Ltd., Romsey, UK.
  14. 14Centro de Ciências Tecnológicas da Terra e do Mar, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  15. 15Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Portugal.
  16. 16Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: daniel.dunn{at} (D.C.D.); c.vandover{at} (C.L.V.D.)
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • The full list of SEMPIA Workshop Participants and their affiliations is listed at the end of the acknowledgments.


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