My name is Tammy Davison, I am a final year student at Imperial college of
Science Technology and Medicine.
> I am writing a dissertation entitled 'The biological implications of deep
> ocean waste dumping', and part of this I would like to include a survey of
> the opinions of experts in the field to give an idea of the general
> consensus regarding the subject. I would be grateful if you could fill in
> the answers to the questions below and send the message back to me
> (t.davison at ic.ac.uk).Please could you add your position and major
interests e.g. Phd student, deep sea food chains. It would also be a great
help if this message could be passed on to anyone you feel is relevant.
Thankyou very much for your help.
>> 1) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of wastes such as sewage sludge is
> a viable option?
>>>>>> 2) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of industrial process waste is a
> viable option?
>>>>>> 3) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of dredged material waste is a
> viable option?
>>>>>> 4) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of high level radioactive wastes
> (contained) is a viable option?
>>>>>> 5) Do you think that deep ocean disposal has any significant environmental
>>>>> 6) What contributions do you think that deep seabed communities,(those most
> likely affected), have on a
> global scale?
>>>>>>> 7) Do you think recovery after disturbance of these communities is
>>>>>> 8) Do you think there are any significant biological pathways from seabed
> to surface waters?
>>>>>>> 9) Do you think there are any other pathways from seabed to surface
> waters,eg. Physical /chemical, turnover of oceans etc? Which, in your
> opinion are the most important?
>>>>>> 10) Do you think public opinion clouds scientific fact?
>>>>>>> 11) do you think there will have been any significant effect on the seabed
> communities of the number of ships sunk in the deep sea during the last
> century,(especially the two world wars) considering their possible cargoes.
>>>>> Thankyou very much for your cooperation
>> Yours Sincerely
>> Tammy Davison