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JAMAICA, Kingston (22 March 2017) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge was opening speaker at the UBA/BGR/ISA International Workshop currently being held in Berlin, Germany. 


In his opening remarks, Secretary-General Lodge said the...

JAMAICA, Kingston (17 March 2017) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge attended two meetings recently in Tokyo, Japan. He was keynote speaker at the EcoDeep - SIP Workshop (14-15 March) and speaker at the Ocean Mining Industry Promotion Round...


JAMAICA, Kingston (10 March 2017) - -  Secretary-General Michael Lodge today spoke at the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf open meeting held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment.


Secretary-General Lodge...

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Legal & Technical Commission Meeting
July 31, 2017
ISA 23rd Session
August 7, 2017

Mining Code

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Environmental, Legal and Technical Challenges for Deep Sea Mining
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