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ISA Legal And Technical Commission Select Candidates For Contractor Training Programmes
During its meeting held 8-12 July in Kingston, the Commission has selected 8 candidates for its Contractor Training Programmes. At its meeting on 8 July 2013, the Commission appointed a subgroup from its membership to carry out an initial review and appraisal of the applications and to report back to the full Commission. In selecting candidates, the Commission considered...

ISA Assembly Opens 19th Session, Elects President And Adopts Agenda
The International Seabed Authority began its nineteenth session today with the election of its president and the adoption of an extensive agenda which includes consideration and approval of revised regulations on prospecting and exploration for polymetallic nodules. Mr. Vladimir Mikhailovich Polenov (Russian Federation), was elected President of the Authority’s 165-member...

New Applications And Development Of Exploitation Regime Among Issues For Consideration At ISA 19th Session
New applications for exploration licences,  development of an appropriate exploitation regime and challenges posed by effective management of contracts for exploration in the Area are among issues to be dealt with at this year's ISA 19th Session in Kingston from July 15-26. With the earliest polymetallic nodules exploration contracts with the Authority expiring in 2016...

ISA/INDEEP Taxonomic Exchange Workshop In Germany Identifies Potentials For Improving Biodiversity Knowledgebase
The recent June 2013 taxonomic workshop in Wilhelmshaven, Germany identified various potentials for tackling the taxonomic gap and improving the biodiversity knowledgebase of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ). The workshop was attended by representatives from nine contractors carrying out exploration work in the CCZ and was supported by an expert team of taxonomists from...

ISA Issues Technical Study 12 - Available Online
ISA Technical Study 12: Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is now available online.   The Technical Study was prepared by the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority to provide a summary of the International Workshop on Further Consideration of the Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations...

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