The technical steering committee was established to guide and support the DSM Project deliverables under the SPC-UNEP/Grid-Arendal partneship. The UNEP/GRID-Arendal is contracted to coordinate the development of the Pacific Marine Minerals Assessment.

The goals of the 2nd Technical Steering Committee meeting was to:

1. Finalize thematic scope and transform into chapter headers to guide content development;
2. Identify/Appoint Chapter Leads;
3. Identify possible authors for chapters etc.