News

2018

JAMAICA, Kingston (9 July 2018) - -  On Monday 9 July 2018,  Mr Andrzej Przybycin of Poland was re-elected Chair of the Authority's Finance Committee for the 24th Session.  Mr Ye Minn Thein of Myanmar was re-elected Vice Chair.

JAMAICA, Kingston (5 July 2018) - - His Excellency Mr Juan José González Mijares, today presented his Credentials to Secretary-General Michael Lodge as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Seabed Authority.

He is also Ambassador of Mexico to Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Prior to being posted to Jamaica, he was Ambassador of Mexico to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.

Ambassador González Mijares has been a member of the Diplomatic Service since 1990.

JAMAICA, Kingston (4 July 2018) - - Dr. Kathy-Ann Brown today, presented her Credentials to Secretary-General Michael Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the International Seabed Authority.

Dr. Brown is the Deputy Solicitor, International Affairs Division in the Attorney General's Chambers. Her main areas of responsibility include the law of the sea, environmental law, international security issues, international trade law, Caribbean Community law, law of international organisations, human rights and air policy.

JAMAICA, Kingston (2 July 2018) - -   The ISA Legal and Technical Commission today resumed the 2nd part of its 24th Session meetings under the chairmanship of Ms Michelle Walker of Jamaica.

During the two week meeting which began today and ends 13 July 2018, the Commission will continue its consideration of the revised draft exploitation regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area prepared by the Secretariat incorporating the comments made by the Commission during its March 2018 meeting.

JAMAICA, Kingston (27 June 2018) - - The International Seabed Authority and the University of Szczecin are co-hosting a 3-day workshop on the Development of a Framework for Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) for Polymetallic Sulphide Deposits in Mid-Ocean Ridges in Szczecin, Poland from 27-29 June 2018.
 

JAMAICA, Kingston (13 June 2018) - - On 12 June 2018, the International Seabed Authority organised a side-event on the margins of the 28th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to present the revised draft of the Strategic Plan for the Authority for the period 2019-2023.

JAMAICA, Kingston (11 June 2018) - -  Secretary-General Michael Lodge highlighted three major ongoing developments in the work of the Authority while speaking at the 28th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York today.

These critical elements were the Strategic Plan of the Authority, the development of the Mining Code and the process to develop Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) in the Area.

JAMAICA, Kingston (5 June 2018) - - On 5 June 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority convened a consultation with the Permanent Representatives to the Authority in order to present the revised draft Strategic Plan of the Authority for the period 2019-2023.

JAMAICA, Kingston (5 June 2018) - - Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) is offering two (2) Offshore Internship opportunities to candidates from developing States in accordance with its contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with the Authority on 14 January 2013. 
 
The offshore internships will be organised and supervised by GSR and will be for a duration of four to six weeks in the two first quarters of 2019, in the GSR License Area within the Clarion‐Clipperton Zone.
 

JAMAICA, Kingston (31 May 2018) - - “As one of the institutions created by the Law of the Sea Convention, the International Seabed Authority has a critical role to play in international ocean governance.“

Speaking at the Sixth International Symposium on Scientific and Legal Aspects of the Regimes of the Continental Shelf and the Area in Wuzhen, China, Secretary-General Lodge underscored that as one of the institutions created by the Law of the Sea Convention, the Authority has a critical role to play in international ocean governance.

JAMAICA, Kingston (31 May 2018) - - China Minmetals Corporation (CMC), in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering four (4) At-Sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2018/2019 training programme.
  
Two candidates will undergo environmental exploration training onboard the HAIYANG LIUHAO or the XIANGANGHONG SHIHAO research vessels for 40 days between 31 August and 04 December 2018.

JAMAICA, Kingston (30 May 2018) - - The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has released the advance and unedited text (English only) of the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area (ISBA/24/LTC/WP.1).

JAMAICA, Kingston (27 May 2018) - -  The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) are co-hosting a workshop on the Development of a Regional Environmental Management Plan (REMP) for the Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts in the northwest Pacific Ocean in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China, from 26 to 29 May 2018.
 

JAMAICA, Kingston (23 May 2018) - - Deep Ocean Resources Development Co., Ltd. (DORD), in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering five (5) At-Sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2019 training programme.
  
The objective of the training is to expose trainees to onboard skills and geophysical technique for the exploration of deep-sea mineral resources.

JAMAICA, Kingston (22 May 2018) - - Fifty years ago, the international community took a decision to set aside the resources of the seabed beyond national jurisdiction as the common heritage of mankind and to place its administration in the hands of an international organization to be created for that specific purpose. 

As part of its mandate, the International Seabed Authority has been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure the effective protection and preservation of the marine environment, including the impact on biodiversity.