Articles | Volume 24
Sci. Dril., 24, 51–59, 2018
Sci. Dril., 24, 51–59, 2018

Technical development 22 Oct 2018

Technical development | 22 Oct 2018

Preparing for the new age of the Nagoya Protocol in scientific ocean drilling

Nan Xiao et al.

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Short summary
In this paper, we summarize the central points of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing arising from the utilization of genetic resources and discuss how it relates to ocean drilling research. We also address the challenges faced by ocean drilling in complying with this international convention. We hope this article will help principal investigators, researchers and also science operators to acquire the knowledge to smoothly manage drilling programs for deep biosphere research.