Sensitization Seminar, 16 April 2014, New York

16 Apr 2014

New York

Where: Room 2CB, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Date: 16 April 2014
Time: 10am – 6pm


The aim of the seminar was to brief  representatives and delegates of Permanent Missions and Observers of the United Nations, headquartered in New York. on current issues relating to the work of the Authority including inter alia the status of seabed mineral exploration and prospects for exploitation, the work of the Council and of the Legal and Technical Commission and issues to be considered during the twentieth session of the Authority, scheduled for 14-25 July 2014, Kingston, Jamaica.


Welcome and Introduction
H.E. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary‐General of the International Seabed Authority

Update on Prospects for Marine Minerals
Dr. James R. Hein, Ph.D., US Geological Survey-Pacific Science Center

Japan’s Work of Cobalt Crust Exploration and Technology Development
Mr. Natsumi Kamiya, Deputy Director General, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Prospects and Status of Exploration for Polymetallic Sulphides
Professor Georgy Cherkashov, Deputy Director, I.S Gramberg All-Russian Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean

Status of Offshore Oil and Gas and considerations relating to Article 82: An Industry Perspective
Mr. Wylie Spicer, Q.C. Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright, Canada LLP / S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l.

Briefing/Overview of the Agenda for ISBA/20 |  Briefing on the Council Election, 2014
Mr. Sainivalati S. Navoti, Senior Legal Officer

Briefing on the Stakeholders Survey for Exploitation Regulations
Mr. Michael W. Lodge, Deputy to the Secretary‐General and Legal Counsel

Current Training Opportunities and the ISA Endowment Fund
Mr. Yongsheng Cai, Legal Officer