News & Announcements

ISA Calls For Applications For COMRA Training Programme in 2015
The International Seabed Authority is calling for applications for the training programme to be provided by China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) in 2015 pursuant to the contract for exploration for polymetallic sulphides between the International Seabed Authority and COMRA. COMRA is scheduling to provide on-land training opportunities...

International Seabed Authority Ends Historic Session
Makes exploitation regulations and extension of exploration contracts top priority for 2015 session, adopts budget for 2015-2016, elects 17 Council members The urgent need to begin elaboration of regulations for the exploitation of minerals from the deep seabed Area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction was a central theme at the International Seabed Authority’s...

Seabed Authority Concludes Twentieth Anniversary Session; Assembly Elects 17 Council Members
The historic twentieth session of the International Seabed Authority ended in Kingston this afternoon after its Assembly completed debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report and acted on five decisions including the Authority’s budget for the 2015-2016 biennium. The Assembly set 13-24 July 2015 as the date for the Authority’s next session. The 166-member Assembly also...

Seabed Council Approves Seven Plans of Work; Brazil Submits Proposal on Extension of Exploratory Contracts
Seven new applications for approval of plans of work for exploration in the international Seabed Area were approved this morning by the Council of the International Seabed Authority as it nears conclusion of its work of the twentieth session in Kingston. Also this morning, the Council took note of the report of the Secretary-General, Nii  Allotey Odunton (Ghana),...

Seabed Council Discusses LTC Report; Gets Explanatory Note; Adopts Amendments to Two Regulations
The Council of the International Seabed Authority, at two meetings in Kingston on Friday 18 July, examined procedures for possible extension of exploration contracts and mechanisms for the formulation of regulations for exploitation in the Area, as it continued deliberations on the summary report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) on its February and July...

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