News & Announcements

ISA To Host 19th Annual Session In July 2013
The Information Note and the Provisional Schedule of Meetings for the International Seabed Authority's 19th Session is now available online. The Information Note is prepared to facilitate the work of the Authority at its forthcoming session from 8-26 July 2013.  In accordance with the revised pattern of meetings agreed by the Assembly at the...

Nautilus Minerals Propose Joint Venture with the Enterprise
The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has received a proposal from Nautilus Minerals Inc., (‘Nautilus’) a company incorporated in Canada, to enter into negotiations to form a joint venture with the Enterprise for the purpose of developing eight of the reserved area blocks in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ). The terms of the proposal by Nautilus are set out...

Ambassador Of Bangladesh Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Akramul Qader, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the Secretary-General of the Authority on 3 April 2013. Ambassador Qader is a career diplomat in the rank of a state minister and  currently serves as the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States...

ISA Secretary-General Welcomes Growing Interest In Deep Seabed Mining As Positive Development
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Nii A. Odunton says the level of interest in deep seabed mining has increased rapidly and significantly after decades of being 'on hold'. Speaking at a media event in London on Thursday, 14 March for the launch of UK Seabed Resources Ltd., the latest exploration contractor with the ISA, Mr Odunton said the...

UK Seabed Resources Ltd. Applies For Approval Of Second Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Nodules
On 8 February 2013, the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area from UK Seabed Resources Ltd., a private company. The application is sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   The application covers an area of 149,815 ...

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