Environmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approach

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625278
Title:
Environmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approach
Authors:
Ellis, Joanne ( 0000-0002-2625-4274 ) ; Clark, M.R.; Rouse, H.L.; Lamarche, G.
Abstract:
The New Zealand region contains untapped natural mineral, oil, and gas resources while also supporting globally unique and diverse faunal communities that need to be managed sustainably. In this paper key information from the international literature is reviewed that can underpin an Environmental Mining Management System which includes elements of Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Planning. This paper focuses on four developing areas of seafloor mining activities presently being undertaken or planned in the New Zealand region: hydrocarbons (oil and gas), minerals, ironsands and phosphorite nodules. A number of issues with the implementation of environmental management systems are identified including the difficulty of assessing new marine activities or technologies and the need for standardised reporting metrics. Finally, the development of ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning is discussed which will be required to enhance environmental mining management frameworks in New Zealand.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Ellis JI, Clark MR, Rouse HL, Lamarche G (2017) Environmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approach. Marine Policy 84: 178–192. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.07.004.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Policy
Issue Date:
27-Jul-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpol.2017.07.004
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0308-597X
Sponsors:
This review has been developed using funding from the Enabling Management of Offshore Mining (EMOM) project, MBIE contract C01X1228. We have received useful input and comments from other project team members and the stakeholder steering group for the EMOM project. We thank Olivia Johnston (Cawthron Institute), Alison MacDiarmid, Rob Bell and Chris Hickey (NIWA) who all provided helpful comments on the structuring of the review. We also wish to thank the anonymous reviewers and the editor for their valuable comments which improved the quality of this manuscript.
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X16306972
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Joanneen
dc.contributor.authorClark, M.R.en
dc.contributor.authorRouse, H.L.en
dc.contributor.authorLamarche, G.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-31T12:54:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-31T12:54:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-27en
dc.identifier.citationEllis JI, Clark MR, Rouse HL, Lamarche G (2017) Environmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approach. Marine Policy 84: 178–192. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.07.004.en
dc.identifier.issn0308-597Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpol.2017.07.004en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625278-
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand region contains untapped natural mineral, oil, and gas resources while also supporting globally unique and diverse faunal communities that need to be managed sustainably. In this paper key information from the international literature is reviewed that can underpin an Environmental Mining Management System which includes elements of Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Planning. This paper focuses on four developing areas of seafloor mining activities presently being undertaken or planned in the New Zealand region: hydrocarbons (oil and gas), minerals, ironsands and phosphorite nodules. A number of issues with the implementation of environmental management systems are identified including the difficulty of assessing new marine activities or technologies and the need for standardised reporting metrics. Finally, the development of ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning is discussed which will be required to enhance environmental mining management frameworks in New Zealand.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis review has been developed using funding from the Enabling Management of Offshore Mining (EMOM) project, MBIE contract C01X1228. We have received useful input and comments from other project team members and the stakeholder steering group for the EMOM project. We thank Olivia Johnston (Cawthron Institute), Alison MacDiarmid, Rob Bell and Chris Hickey (NIWA) who all provided helpful comments on the structuring of the review. We also wish to thank the anonymous reviewers and the editor for their valuable comments which improved the quality of this manuscript.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X16306972en
dc.rightsUnder a Creative Commons licenseen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectOffshore miningen
dc.subjectHydrocarbon productionen
dc.subjectManagement frameworksen
dc.subjectImpact assessmenten
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten
dc.subjectMonitoringen
dc.subjectStrategic environmental assessmenten
dc.subjectMarine spatial planningen
dc.titleEnvironmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalMarine Policyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionCawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealanden
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealanden
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealanden
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Environmental Science, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealanden
kaust.authorEllis, Joanneen
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