(Note: this event is not at the main campus in Newark but in our oceanfront southern campus )
(The symposium is free and open to all but please scroll down to register below so we can plan on facilities)
The University of Delaware is hosting a public symposium on the environmental and social impacts and benefits of mining and other extractive industries under water – and particularly in the oceans.
Join us for a presentation of chapters for the publication of the first book* of its kind to synthesize the most current knowledge on the topic across natural and social science disciplines. The book is timely as mining under water in both marine and freshwater systems is gaining traction worldwide and the environmental and social impact of the extraction is being widely debated.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samantha Smith, Head of Sustainability and External Relations, Global Sea Mineral Resources
IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL NOTE FOR VISITORS: If you will be flying in for the event and will not have car rental, we would recommend arriving at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) by August 27 mid-day. The University of Delaware’s main campus in Newark, Delaware (not Newark, New Jersey) is 35 minutes taxi from Philadelphia airport. Ask taxi /Uber / Lyft to drop you off at 125 Academy Street in Newark Delaware (Pearson Hall). From the main campus we will then have transport available for those who do not have car rentals to be driven to the southern coastal campus venue (90 minutes away) for event that evening. A van/bus will depart by 6pm from Pearson Hall. If you would prefer this facilitation, kindly email Patricia Syvrud – firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading – “Transport for MMS Symposium” – before August 15th, 2019 and provide your mobile number which is connected to WhatsApp or Wechat ID as we will set up coordination group through these messaging Apps for last-minute contingencies.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the book, the deadline has passed but you can still use the form below to submit details of your work which we could also consider for subsequent special issues of journals and other venues.
*The book will be an anthology that is being developed as part of the University of Chicago’s Summits Series on Environmental Science and Policy, under the review of series co-editors Professor Saleem H. Ali and Dr. Andrew Thaler, in association with the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.