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ISA workshop on the Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a focus on PMS deposits postponed until further notice
Announcement | 30 March 2020 TBD 2020 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Postponement of workshop dates The International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat, in consultation with the Government of Russian Federation, wishes to inform ISA Members, particularly sponsoring States, as well as contractors and relevant stakeholders that the ‘ISA workshop on the...

Government of India conducts stakeholder consultation on Environmental Impact Statement for pre-prototype collector test in the Central Indian Ocean Basin
Announcement | 27 March 2020 The Government of India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), is conducting a stakeholder consultation on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) developed to conduct technical trials concerning a nodule collector pre-prototype in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 2021. The aim of the trial is to test the capability of the pre-prototype...

Books of condolences for H.E. Satya N. Nandan now available online
Announcement | 20 March 2020 In light of the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) at the headquarters in Kingston as well as in the liaison office in New York is working remotely until further notice. Accordingly, access to the books of condolences for the former Secretary-General H.E....

International Seabed Authority COVID-19 Update
ANNOUNCEMENT | 19 March 2020 The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr Michael W. Lodge, informs that in light of the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the ISA headquarters in Kingston, as well as in the liaison office in New York, will be working remotely until further notice. The Secretariat is keeping the situation...

International Womens Day
Statement by Mr Michael W Lodge, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority | Jamaica, Kingston 5 March 2020 Gender equality is a prerequisite for economies and communities to thrive. Women’s equal participation promotes sustainable, inclusive development and strengthens capacity in all sectors, including deep-sea scientific research. We know that women...

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