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Jamaica To Host Sensitization Seminar For The Caribbean Region
KINGSTON JAMAICA, 17 February 2011 - - A seminar on Prospecting, Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Mineral Resources in the Area : Challenges for the Caribbean and Opportunities for Collaborationwill be held in Kingston, Jamaica from 28-30 March 2011. The seminar is being jointly hosted by the International Seabed Authority and the Goverment of...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses UNGA 66th Session
Two applications sponsored by China and the Russian Federation were the first to have been made under the Authority's regulations on polymetallic sulphides that was adopted in 2010. Speaking at the Oceans and the Law of the Sea Agenda Item 76(a) at the UN General Assembly's 66th Session, Secretary-General Odunton told the Assembly that following the approval by the...

International Seabed Authority Enters New Stage In The Development Of Marine Minerals
29 NOVEMBER 2011, NADI, FIJI -- Speaking at the opening of the Workshop on Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Minerals, Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority told participants that ISA has taken steps to augment the international community's knowledge base in order to facilitate adequate...

China Signs Exploration Contract With ISA
The International Seabed Authority and China signed a 15-year contract for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides located in the Southwest Indian Ridge. The contract was signed by Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the Authority and Jin Jiancai, Secretary-General of China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Assoc., The Authority has previously...

ISA To Hold November 2011 Workshop In Fiji
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 4 October 2011 - The International Seabed Authority in collaboration with the Government of Fiji and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) SOPAC Division is organising an International Workshop on Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Sea Minerals, to be held at the Sofitel Fiji Resort in Nadi, Fiji...

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