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Annual ISA deep-sea exploration contractors meeting concludes in China
PRESS RELEASE | 15 October 2019 The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by China Minmetals from 11 to 13 October to discuss areas of common...

Applications now open to government officials from African countries for a secondment with ISA to advance geological and ocean policy activities
ANNOUNCEMENT | 19 September 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is calling for expressions of interest from government representatives from African countries, members of ISA, for a two-month secondment with the Organization to advance geological and ocean policy activities. The secondment is being offered as part of the joint Voluntary Commitment made by...

Workshop on deep-seabed resources and the Blue Economy organised by ISA and Myanmar with the support of KMI highlights regional capacity-building needs for ASEAN & BIMSTEC Members
Press Release | 13 September 2019 A high-level workshop on ‘Deep-seabed Resources and the Blue Economy,’ organized by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in partnership with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, was held in Nay Pyi Taw, this week. Co-sponsored by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), the 2-day workshop held from 9 to 10 September, was targeted at...

Call for Proposals for a study of the potential impact of mineral production from the Area on the economies of developing land-based producers
Call for Proposals | 11 September 2019 FOR A STUDY OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF POLYMETALLIC NODULES PRODUCTION FROM THE AREA ON THE ECONOMIES OF DEVELOPING LAND-BASED PRODUCERS OF THOSE METALS WHICH ARE LIKELY TO BE MOST SERIOUSLY AFFECTED The International Seabed Authority (the Authority) is an autonomous international organization established under the United...

Third IORA Ministerial Conference underscores crucial role of deep-sea exploration in advancing the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean region
PRESS RELEASE | 6 September 2019 Effective international cooperation in collecting and sharing knowledge of ocean resources will be critical to realizing all aspects of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean region, particularly data on marine biodiversity, highlighted the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge, at the Third...

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