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About the event 

The International Conference on Seabed Mining: Multidimensional Approaches and Challenges, adopts a unique multidisciplinary approach by focusing on the legal, regulatory, scientific, environmental and economic perspectives of seabed mining. Central to its theme is raising awareness of the important role of the International Seabed Authority and its involvement in creating a regime for deepsea mining. Experts from various Indian government bodies like that from the policy and regulatory field, mining companies, marine research centres, etc. will be a part of the conference to have a confluence with the International Seabed Authority. Through the rich and wide range of contributions, participants will be able to draw interesting new insight into the Authority’s evolutionary work as well as its legal framework. 

The event will have two phases, 

Phase I: Round Table Discussion with the different stakeholders and the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority and his delegation. 

Phase II: Paper presentations 

This Conference is aimed at students, educators, researchers, academicians, practitioners, professionals, policy-makers, bureaucrats and other stakeholders to come together and discuss and disseminate the different aspects of seabed mining. The multidisciplinary approach would mean to invite different arguments in the form of a round table discussion representing research institutes, academic institutes, start-ups and industries from the perspective of legal and regulatory issues, scientific requirements, environmental hazards and the economic outcome involved in the action of seabed mining.

Theme of the Conference:  “Seabed Mining: Multidimensional Approaches and Challenges”


Submission Guidelines

Extended Abstract

  1. The participants must submit an extended abstract of around 2500 words in Microsoft Word document.
  2. Font style – (Italic- sized) Times New Roman, Font Size – 12, line spacing – Single. The abstract may include keywords (maximum: four) Citation style – Bluebook 20th Edition.
  3. The abstract must include a clear indication of the objectives, methodology, major results, implications, and key references.
  4. All abstracts will be subject to blind peer review and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected to submit their complete paper for the final presentation.
  5. The criteria for evaluation by the reviewers are based on relevance, methodology and originality.
  6. Participants willing to submit the abstract must submit the same in .doc /.docx format to with subject “SeaMMAC Submission_(author name)”.

The following details must also be mentioned in the body of the email:

Publication Details


Participants willing to attend the Conference may register themselves by clicking on the following link.

Important Dates 

Last date for submission of extended abstract – 28th January 2023 

Publication of selected abstracts – 1st February 2023 

Last date for registration for participation – 5th February 2023  

Conference date: 14th February 2023

Time: 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM

Venue: Vitan I, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India

Organizing Secretariat

Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director

Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, India

Ms. Pratikalpa Sharma

Assistant Professor (Research), Convenor

Ms. Michelle Dias

Teaching and Research Associate (Law), Co-Convenor


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