News & Announcements

SA Hosts Side Event At 23rd Meeting Of States Parties To The Convention
The ISA hosted a side event at the UN Headquarters in New York on the 12 June 2013 to introduce issues placed for consideration before the Authority  at its 19th Session, to be held in Kingston from 15-26 July 2013.    In his opening statement, Secretary-General Nii A Odunton said that at each annual session, important decisions were made which commit all its...

ISA Calls For Nominations For BGR At-Sea Training Programme
The International Seabed Authority is calling for nominations for two short-term training opportunities in 2013-2014 for suitable candidates from developing States provided by the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). The ISA training programme is pursuant to the terms of contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the BGR and...

ISA To Convene Taxonomic Exchange Workshop In Germany
ISA will convene its first Taxonomic Exchange Workshop at the Senckenberg am Meer, Marine Research Department, Wilhelmshaven, Germany from June 10-15, 2013. The workshop is the first of three and will focus on megafauna with two other workshops to focus on macrofauna and meiofauna in contract areas. The proposal for the three taxonomic exchange workshops...

ISA Issues Technical Study 11 - Available Online
As the first step in the implementation of the work plan approved by the Council in 2012 to develop a code for exploitation of deep seabed minerals, the Secretariat commissioned a preliminary study to identify the major organizational, fiscal and research priorities that the Authority would need to address over the next three to five years. The draft study was completed in...

ISA Endowment Fund : Call For Applications
The ISA Endowment Fund is calling for applications for two training fellowships for qualified scientists from developing countries. The two successful candidates will be funded to participate in the International Cooperative Study on the Hydrothermal System at Ultraslow Spreading Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) to be carried out by the Second Institute of Oceanography, State...

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