News & Announcements

Ambassador Of Chile Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Eduardo Bonilla presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Chile to the Secretary-General of the Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton on Tuesday, 5th March 2013. Ambassador Bonilla commenced his career in the Foreign Service in Chile in 1974.  He held many positions within the Ministry, some of which were Chief of Cabinet General Economic...

Russia Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts
On 6 February 2013, the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Area from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. The application covers an area which does not exceed 3,000 square kilometres and is located in the Western Pacific...

Ambassador Of Argentina Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Ariel Fernández, presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Ambassador Fernández began his diplomatic career in 1994 at the Bilateral Economic Negotiations Directorate for Argentina in charge of the desk for Germany,...

Legal & Technical Commission Meet At ISA Headquarters
The ISA Legal and Technical Commission began its week-long meeting on Monday 4 February 2013. Members of the Commission will consider the annual reports of contractors, consider draft recommendations for the guidance of contractors for the assessment of possible environmental impacts arising from exploration for marine minerals in the Area, and also consider draft...

G-TEC Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) Of Belgium Signs Exploration Contract
The International Seabed Authority and G-TEC Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) of Belgium signed a 15-year contract for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic nodules on 14 January 2013.The contract was signed by the Secretary-General of the Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and the Managing Director of GSR, Jacques Paynjon. Under the contract, GSR will have exclusive rights...

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