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Deep Sea Advocacy Coordinator | The Blue Climate Initiative | West Coast, USA, and/or Pacific Daily time zone working hours

The Blue Climate Initiative is a multi-year global program engaging scientists, innovators, community leaders, investors and global experts to harness research and innovation to accelerate ocean-based strategies to protect our oceans and combat climate change. BCI is a program of Tetiaroa Society, a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization engaged in scientific research, conservation and educational programs, which has its origins on the island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia.

The Blue Climate Initiative is seeking a Deep Sea Advocacy Coordinator to join our small, nimble and cohesive team.

The candidate will serve as “Deep Sea Advocacy Coordinator” for the Blue Climate Initiative. In this capacity, the person will lead BCI’s projects and programs to achieve a deep sea mining moratorium. This will be a top priority activity of BCI between the Fall of 2022 and October 2023 with continuing efforts thereafter. This role will involve a significant amount of communications and outreach, coordination with coalition partners, and efforts to design and implement strategies, such as the development of legislation, that will help prevent deep sea mining. As time permits, the Coordinator will also assist with other BCI projects and programs.

Key Responsibilities:

A priority BCI activity over the next 12 months will be an Advocacy Campaign in favor of a Deep Sea Mining Moratorium, for which the Deep Sea Advocacy Coordinator will play a central role.

More specifically, the Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Refining and implementing a DSM strategy: propose, initiate, and implement strategies and supporting activities that will help to achieve a deep sea mining moratorium
  • Investigating (secondary research) and communicating about:
    • The value of preserving and protecting the deep seabeds for the health of our planet and the benefit of humankind
    • The harm that deep sea mining would cause to ocean ecosystems
    • Alternative technologies and options to sourcing metals from the deep sea
    • Regulatory and policy aspects of all three topics above
  • Competently and impactfully engaging in legislative and regulatory dialogue on the subject of deep sea mining with local and international regulators and policy makers, and other parties
  • Celebrating the companies, governments, organizations and individuals who sign onto a moratorium
  • Interfacing with DSM moratorium coalition members, allies & stakeholders
  • Anchoring / developing / placing various media and social media pieces about Deep Sea Mining. More practically and as relevant: this could entail developing and maintaining content for written and visual communications products, drafting articles for publications, blogs, news updates, presentations, key publications, press briefs and distributions, web content, social media posts, audiovisual material, interviews and podcasts.

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