Seminar On Minerals And Other Resources Found In Marine Area Beyond The Limits Of National Jurisdiction (The Area)

6 Mar 2007 - 7 Mar 2007

Manado, Indonesia

Welcoming Remarks and Seminar Outline
-Dr Ir. Sugiarta Wirasantosa, Chairman, Indonesian Organization Committee, Agency for Marine and Fisheries

Contents/Achievements of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea
-Ambassador Satya N Nandan, Secretary-General of the ISA

Indonesia and the Convention
-Ambassador Hasjim Djalal, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The International Seabed Authority – Functions, Role and Organs
– Nii Allotey Odunton, Deputy to the Secretary-General, ISA

Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Indonesia and Offshore Mineral Resources

Polymetallic Nodules
-M Shyam Prasad, Scientist F, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Methane Hydrates
-A K Sethi, Head, National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, New Delhi, India

The Role fo MSR in the Identification of Seafloor Massive Sulphides
-Dr Ray Binns, CSIR, Australia

Wednesday 7 March 2007

Early Results from the Effort to Commercialize Seafloor assive Sulphides*
-Mike Johnston, Vice President, Corporate Development, Nautilus Minerals, Australia

COMRA’s Research Efforts with Regard to Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts
-Dr Shengxiong Yang, Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, China

Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems
-Kim Juniper, Canada

The International Seabed Authority’s Geological Model of Polymetallic Nodule Deposits in the Clarion Clipperton Zone and its CDR
– Vijay Kodagali, Marine Geologist, ISA

The International Seabed Authority as Manager of the Mineral Resources in the Area – the Next Three Years
– Nii Allotey Odunton, Deputy to the Secretary-General, ISA