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China Minmetals Corporation Signs Exploration Contract with the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (12 May 2017) - - The International Seabed Authority and China Minmetals Corporation have signed a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic nodules. The exploration contract was signed on Friday, 12 May in Beijing, China by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge and the Chairman of China Minmetals Corporation, He...

Workshop: Marine Mineral Resources of Africa
JAMAICA, Kingston (02 May 2017) - - The workshop on Marine Mineral Resources of Africa’s Continental Shelf and Adjacent International Seabed Area – Prospects for Sustainable Development of Africa’s Maritime Domain, in support of Africa’s Blue Economy is being held in Kampala, Uganda from 2 to 4 May 2017. The workshop is jointly organized by the Republic of Uganda and the...

Open for Applications: 2018 JOGMEC At-Sea Exploration Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 April 2017) - - The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), in accordance with its exploration contract for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts with the International Seabed Authority, is offering four (4) at-sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2018 training programme. The training programme aims to...

International Seabed Authority - Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Cooperation Agreement provides optimal opportunities for mutual consultation and cooperation
JAMAICA, Kingston (24 April 2017) - - Speaking at the First Session of the IHO Assembly, Secretary-General Michael Lodge said the ISA-IHO Cooperation Agreement provides optimal opportunities for mutual consultation, cross-sectoral cooperation, communication and exchange of information.  "I am firmly convinced that the mandate, experience and field of current work of...

UN-OCEANS Holds 16th Meeting in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (10 April 2017)- - UN-Oceans is holding its 16th meeting at the International Seabed Authority headquarters in Kingston from 10-11 April 2017. The meeting was opened by Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division on Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (and UN-Ocean Focal Point) and Secretary-General Michael Lodge of the Authority. The two-day...

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