Thu 20th Apr, Horizon lecture

Foto/ill.: Schmidt Ocean Institute

Seabed Mining & biodiversity conservation

15.45-16.16 – Light refreshments

16.15-17.45 – Lecture

Egget, Studentsenteret



Kjære alle/Dear all


The Horizon series is a lecture series for staff and students of The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and for all others that are interested in major scientific questions and challenges across disciplinary borders. Please share the information to anyone you think might be interested, – colleagues, students, and others in your network.


About the lecture – Seabed Mining and Biodiversity Conservation in the Deep Sea: Where Science meets Policy
Deep seabed mining is coming closer to a reality, presumably motivated by the need for rare metals. In this lecture Lisa A. Levin, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will highlight the deep-sea ecosystems being targeted for seabed mining, their biodiversity and why it matters, potential threats and management challenges. See more.


About the lecturer Lisa A. Levin
Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor of Biological Oceanography emerita at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.  She is passionate about the deep sea and researches the ecology of different ecosystems on deep continental margins, their vulnerability to climate change and to human resource extraction. She serves as scientific co-lead for both the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative and the Deep-Ocean Observing Strategy. Over the past 40 years Lisa has led or participated in over 50 expeditions to the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.  Levin is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the Western Society of Naturalists, and the Prince Albert 1 Grand medal in Science.


Practical information

  • The lecture starts at 16.15, on Thursday 20th of April 2023 in the auditorium Egget at Studentsenteret (Parkveien 1).
  • The lecture is held in English
  • Light refreshments will be served outside Egget before the lecture, from 15.45.
  • The event on Facebook (please spread on pages and in groups)



This lecture is a joint event organised by the Horizon Lecture Committee at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub. The event has received economic support by Selskapet til Vitenskapenes fremme.


Vennlig hilsen/best regards,


Kristin Bakken

På vegne av Horisontkomiteen/on behalf of the Horizon Lecture series

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