9 January 2019
Chatham Rock Phosphate is building on its commitment to responsible marine mining by joining the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international business leadership alliance for “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.
Based in New Zealand, Chatham Rock Phosphate aims to be the premier supplier of direct application phosphate to the global agricultural sector, in support of sustainable farming and agricultural practices.
Chris Castle, Chatham Rock Phosphate CEO, stated, “Key minerals such as phosphate are critical to sustainable development. Marine sources for these minerals will play an increasingly important role as terrestrial sources become depleted and the procedures and technology for responsible extraction are developed. The WOC provides a unique global industry platform for responsible marine mining operators to collaborate and to engage with other ocean industries and stakeholders on responsible use of ocean resources.”
Chatham Rock Phosphate is working to maintain its involvement at the forefront of the marine minerals sector to leverage its expertise as a project pioneer as it develops a pathway for phosphate products for the agricultural and retail sectors.
Recent WOC Outreach and Engagement
9 January, PARIS
U.N. Roundtable on the UN Global Pact for the Environment (Participant)
17 January, BRUSSELS
JPI Oceans seminar – Increasing the impact of European investments in marine and maritime research (Participant)
20-24 January, TROMSØ, NORWAY
Arctic Frontiers (Plenary Speaker)
23-25 January, SOUTHAMPTON, UK
European Space Agency (ESA) “Atlantic from Space” Workshop (Opening Keynote Speaker)
5 February, BALTIMORE
Roundtable – Ocean Climate Geoengineering: An Assessment of Potential Risks, Benefits and Governance (Co-Organizer)
11-13 February, MUSCAT, OMAN
Ocean Economy & Future Technology Conference (Organizing Partner, Moderator, Speaker)
World Ocean Council (WOC) – The Global Blue Economy Business Organization
The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science. Companies from a range of industries worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, including: shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology and investment.
WOC Members are listed here, a part of the WOC Network of 35,000+ ocean industry stakeholders around the world. The WOC is a registered not-for-profit organization in the US and the UK/Europe.