News & Announcements

Mexico To Host ISA Sensitization Seminar
KINGSTON, JAMAICA,  1 November 2013 - - A sensitization seminar on Deep Sea Mining: Environmental, Legal and Technical Challenges will be held in Mexico from 11-12 November, 2013.   The seminar is a joint collaboration between the International Seabed Authority and the Government of Mexico and will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices in Mexico City...

Ambassador Of China Presents Credentials To Secretary-General
His Excellency Dong Xiaojun, newly appointed Ambassador of China to Jamaica, presented his credentials as the new Permanent Representative of China to the International Seabed Authority to the Secretary-General on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Whilst Ambassador Dong has served his country in the USA, Gambia, and Afghanistan, he is no stranger to the Caribbean. He enjoyed a...

InterRidge/ISA Endowment Fund Awards Two Fellowships For 2013
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 29 August 2013 - - The Interridge/ISA Endowment Fund Fellowship Programme recently awarded fellowships to two students from developing countries. The two successful applicants are Mr. Xinxu Zhang(China) and Mr. R. Rajasabapathy of India. Mr. Xinxu Zhang is currently a graduate student in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He will work with Prof....

International Seabed Authority Reaches Milestone; Makes Decisions : 19th Session Round Up
The International Seabed Authority reached a milestone in its administration of the mineral resources of the deep seabed Area with the approval of exploration plans for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts by Chinese and Japanese entities as it concluded its nineteenth session a day earlier in Kingston (15-25 July). China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development...

International Seabed Authority Concludes Nineteenth Session
The nineteenth session of the International Seabed Authority ended a day early in Kingston on Thursday 25 July after its Assembly completed debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report and acted on four decisions. The Assembly adopted a draft decision concerning overhead charges for administration and supervision of exploration contracts. It approved amendments to the...

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