Interview recorded in the SOPHIA Studio (www.sophia-mar.pt) during the Deep-Sea Biology Symposium (DSBS, Aveiro 2015). Topics: ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing); Definition of marine genetic resources; Governance; Legal framework in deep-sea areas, Nagoya Protocol in areas within national jurisdiction, UNCLOS and ABNJ; Prospects for future commercial uses; Scientific research and data sharing. Harriet Harden-Davies is a PhD candidate at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) / University of Wollongong.
01:11 Definition of marine genetic resources
03:31 Applications of marine genetic resources
05:38 ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing), Legal framework in deep-sea areas, Nagoya Protocol, UNCLOS, ABNJ, commercial prospects
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Deep-Sea Biology Symposium – The triennial DSBS is the most important meeting for deep-sea biologists around the world. The 14th edition was held in Aveiro, Portugal, in 2015