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The International Seabed Authority is pleased to announce the winners of its art competition organized for World Oceans Day 2022 in two categories, local and international.

WOD2022 winners
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During a virtual event held on World Oceans Day on 8 June 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) highlighted the contributions of exploration contractors and the scientific community and the data and information they collect in the international seabed area (the Area) in support of the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

WOD 2022
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On 7 June 2022, the International Gender Champions (IGC) network launched a new Impact Group on Research and Oceans for Women (IGROW) with the aim to provide a platform to facilitate synergies and collective actions to increase participation of women in ocean affairs.

IGROW
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On 6 June 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, was invited to deliver a presentation on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the particular interests of land-locked States at the Harare Blue Talks.

Harare talks LLDCs
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Applications are now open for five (5) at-sea on-board training opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by Deep Ocean Resources Development Co., Ltd. (DORD), in accordance with its obligations under its contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodules (PMN) with ISA.

DORD CTP June 2022
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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 provided by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with its obligations under both its contracts for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts (CFC) and polymetallic sulphides (PMS) with ISA.

MOF-ROK CTP May 2022
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On 21 June 2022, Dr. Raijeli L. Taga (Fiji), facilitator of the informal working group on the protection and preservation of the marine environment established by the ISA Council, will host a webinar to discuss the Environmental Compensation Fund for activities in the Area.

The webinar will take place from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, Jamaica time and will be accessible to registered participants only.

IWG ENV webinar2
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The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the Republic of France and the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer, France) announced on 27 May 2022 the selection of Dr. Ranju Radhakrishnan from India as postdoctoral fellow in deep-sea taxonomy.

Dr. Ranju
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The International Seabed Authority - China Joint Training and Research Center (ISA-China JTRC) successfully closed its first training workshop, which focused on survey and assessment of mineral resources, characteristics of deep-sea ecosystems and environmental management, and the global repository of data from exploration activities in the Area.

JTRC training
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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is hosting the second edition of its Marine Scientific Research Information Webinar Series for Africa on 21 June 2022. The webinar will present ISA’s data management strategy, data analytics and their use for marine scientific research in the Area and ISA’s DeepData database.

MSR info series 2
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On 18 May 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of four (4) candidates for multidisciplinary training opportunities provided by the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

IOM May 2022
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The first meeting of 2022 of the national focal points in charge of liaising with the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on matters relating to capacity development (NAFOP-CD) took place on 18 May 2022.

NAFOP2022
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Applications are now open for seven (7) internship opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) in accordance with its obligations under its contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodules (PMN) and polymetallic sulphides (PMS) with ISA.

IFREMER 2022
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On 29 April 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, joined Members of the United Nations and senior representatives of the United Nations Secretariat, the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

S-G UNGA April 2022
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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking comments on the draft regional environmental management plan (REMP) for the area of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a focus on polymetallic sulphide deposits.

The draft REMP for the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge was prepared by ISA’s Legal and Technical Commission (LTC). It draws on the outcomes from three expert workshops (Poland in 2018, Portugal in 2019 and virtual in 2020) and comprehensive sets of scientific information and data.

PMS BGR