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 Jamaica and will be held in Conference Room 3 of the Jamaica Conference Centre.

KINGSTON JAMAICA, 20 January 2011 - - InterRidge (IR) a non-profit organisation concerned with promoting all aspects of mid-ocean ridge research (their study, use and protection), today called for proposals for its 2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in partnership with theInternational Seabed Authority Endowment Fund.

KINGSTON JAMAICA, 10 January 2011 - - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation submitted an application to the International Seabed Authority for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the Area.

The general location of the application area is on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.