News & Announcements

Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea Presents Credentials to ISA
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 September 2017) - - Mr Lee Young-gyu, chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea presented his credentials to Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Seabed Authority on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.   Prior to his appointment, Mr Young-gyu was...

Open for Applications: BGR Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (31 August 2017) - -  The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR), is offering two (2) At-Sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2018 training programme, in accordance with its exploration contracts for polymetallic nodules with the ISA. The training is...

ISA to hold Workshop on the Design of Impact Reference Zones (IRZ) and Preservation Reference Zones in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (28 August 2017) - -  The ISA will host a workshop on the design of impact reference zones (IRZ) and preservation reference zones (PRZ) in the Area. The workshop will be held in Germany from 27-29 September 2017. A requirement of Regulation 31, Part V of the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Polymetallic Nodules in the Area includes...

Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 August 2017) - - The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has made available a document entitled “Draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area” (ISBA/23/LTC/CRP.3*) for comment by stakeholders, together with a list of questions contained in document ISBA/23/C/12. The deadline for submissions is 20 December 2017;...

ISA Holds 23rd Annual Session in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (4 August 2017) - - The 23rd Session of the International Seabed Authority will be held in Kingston from 8-18 August 2017. The Session is preceded by meetings of the Legal and Technical Commission which began on Monday 31 July and the Finance Committee on Wednesday 2 August.  ASSEMBLY The Assembly formally convenes on 8 August and resumes its...

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