Ocean Equity Research

The Legal Framework for Resource Management in the Deep Sea

Publication Details

A Jaeckel, K Gjerde, D Currie, ‘The Legal Framework for Resource Management in the Deep Sea’ in M Baker, E Ramirez-Llodra, P Tyler, Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Sea 53-69 (Oxford University Press, 2020) ISBN 9780198841661


  • Provides the first authoritative, scientific overview of natural capital in the deep ocean, both from a global and regional perspective
  • Includes the relationship between deep-sea resources and protection of biodiversity and function in deep-sea systems, incorporating an ecosystem approach
  • Discusses the problems associated with cumulative impacts in the deep ocean including climate change and ocean acidification, as well as the social implications of deep-sea exploitation
  • Considers both direct and indirect natural capital (including regulatory services), emphasizing ocean and atmosphere integration

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