Nominations for the 2024 Edition of ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research are now open

Nominations are open for the 2024 Edition of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research. Launched at the ISA Assembly in July 2018, the Award recognizes and encourages the achievements of young researchers from developing countries who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the deep-sea… Continue reading Nominations for the 2024 Edition of ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research are now open

President and Vice-Presidents of the Council issue statement on recent incidents in NORI-D Contract Area

The President and Vice-Presidents of the Council for the 28th session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) issued today a joint statement on the recent incidents that have occurred between Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporated (NORI) and Greenpeace International in the NORI-D contract area located in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. Taking note of the temporary measures… Continue reading President and Vice-Presidents of the Council issue statement on recent incidents in NORI-D Contract Area

Mr. Eden Charles of Trinidad and Tobago appointed Interim Director-General of the Enterprise

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Eden Charles, from Trinidad and Tobago, as Interim Director-General of the Enterprise, pursuant to Article 170 and Annex IV of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and decision ISBA/28/C/10 of the Council of 31… Continue reading Mr. Eden Charles of Trinidad and Tobago appointed Interim Director-General of the Enterprise

The Permanent Representative of India presents credentials to the ISA Secretary-General

H.E. Mr. Masakui Rungsung presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of India to ISA, during a ceremony held in Kingston, Jamaica, on 11 December 2023. Ambassador Rungsung is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service in 2001 after obtaining… Continue reading The Permanent Representative of India presents credentials to the ISA Secretary-General

ISA Secretary-General underscores progress and collaborative achievements in annual statement to the United Nations General Assembly

On 5 December, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, provided a detailed update at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on ISA’s recent progress, highlighting the significant achievements and ongoing collaborative endeavors since 2022. Secretary-General Lodge opened his address by celebrating the recent adoption of… Continue reading ISA Secretary-General underscores progress and collaborative achievements in annual statement to the United Nations General Assembly

Applications now open for six at-sea on-board training opportunities with China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA)

Applications are now open for six (6) at-sea on-board training opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).  The placements are being provided by China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA) in accordance with its obligations under its contracts for exploration for polymetallic sulphides (PMS) with ISA. The… Continue reading Applications now open for six at-sea on-board training opportunities with China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA)

ISA’s Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of one (1) candidate to benefit from French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) internship opportunity

On 29 November 2023, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of one (1) candidate from a developing State to benefit from an internship opportunity provided by French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides… Continue reading ISA’s Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of one (1) candidate to benefit from French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) internship opportunity