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The Cook Islands Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Nodules
On 27 December 2013, the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), which is a Cook Islands state enterprise, submitted an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in a reserved area. The application is sponsored by the Government of the Cook Islands, The area under application is the reserved area portion of the G-TEC Sea Mineral...

Germany Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Sulphides
On 17 December 2013, the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides submitted by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The application area is in the Central Indian Ocean and the applicant has...

New Seamount Benthos Study Available Online
An ISA-funded workshop held in Vancouver in May 2011 has resulted in a study titled Seamount benthos in a cobalt-rich crust region of the central Pacific: conservation challenges for future seabed mining. The paper authored by  scientists Thomas A. Schlacher, Amy R. Baco, Ashley A. Rowden, Timothy D. O’Hara, Malcolm R. Clark, Chris Kelley and John F. Dower...

Mexico Hosts Sensitization Seminar On Opportunities For Deep Seabed Mining
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 12 November 2013 - - The Sensitization Seminar on Mexico's Opportunities for Deep Seabed Mining was convened yesterday in Mexico City. The two-day Seminar which ends today is aimed at increasing public awareness of the nature of mineral resources in marine areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction (“the Area”). The seminar was opened by...

Ambassador Of Cuba Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
His Excellency, Mr. Bernardo Guanche Hernández, the new Ambassador of Cuba to Jamaica presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the Authority as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the International Seabed Authority on Thursday, 7 November 2013. Ambassador Hernández succeeds Ambassador Gala López who completed his term of office in August...

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