News & Announcements

China Announces Funding Of Five Scholarships
In a bid to further strengthen the existing cooperation  with the International Seabed Authority, China has granted funding to support five candidates to pursue Masters or Doctorate degrees in Marine Science at the Tongji University. The Scholarship Program Announcement stresses that all applications must be submitted to either Professor Zhou...

Sensitization Seminar On The Work Of The International Seabed Authority
A sensitization seminar on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the work of the Authority and on marine mineral resources of the South  Atlantic Ocean, will be convened jointly by the ISA and the Nigerian Inter ministerial Standing Committee in Abuja, Nigeria between 24 and 26 March 2009. In addition to sensitizing participants to the United...

ISA Receives Voluntary Trust Fund Contribution From China
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The International Seabed Authority today announced a contribution of US$20,000 to the ISA Voluntary Trust Fund. ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, accepted the donation, which was made on behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China by His Excellency Mr. Chen Jinghua, Permanent Representative to the ISA and Ambassador to...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses 64th Session Of The UN General Assembly
KINGSTON, JAMAICA - In his first address to the General Assembly since being elected ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton spoke about matters relating to Oceans and the Law of the Sea . He said he felt extremely privileged to have been invested with the responsibility for guiding the work of the Authority over the next four years. He said the ISA Council...

ISA To Host Geological Workshop In December
The workshop on the finalization of the Geological Model of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone is scheduled for 14-17 December at the Authority's headquarters in Kingston. Experts from academic institutions, public and private enterprises, contractors and member states are expected to attend. The Geological Model will provide scientific information to prospectors on...

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