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Seabed Council Adopts Draft Decision on Financial and Budgetary Matters; Hears Report of Legal and Technical Commission
The Council of the International Seabed Authority meeting in Kingston on Thursday (17 July 2014) afternoon decided, on the recommendations of the Finance Committee, that the Assembly approve a budget for the Authority in the amount of US$ 15,743,143 for the biennium 2015-2016. The Council by its decision (ISBA/20/C/L.2) also recommended that the Assembly authorize the...

Seabed Council Dicusses Reports on Prospecting and Contracts for Exploration of Minerals
The Council of the International Seabed Authority, meeting in Kingston this afternoon, took note of two reports of the Secretary-General at its second meeting of this historic 20th Session in Kingston this afternoon. One report addresses the status of prospecting and contract for exploration for three types of mineral resources in the seabed Area, and the other outlines laws,...

ISA Calls For Nominations For JOGMEC At-Sea Training Programme
The International Seabed Authority is calling for nominations for three short-term training opportunities in 2015 for suitable candidates from developing States provided by JOGMEC. The at-sea training programme is pursuant to the terms of the contract for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts between JOGMEC and the Authority. Members of the Authority are...

ISA To Hold Sensitization Seminar In New York
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority will be convening a Sensitization Seminar on Wednesday 16 April 2014, at the Headquarters of the United Nations (Room 2CB), New York. The aim of the seminar is to brief representatives and delegates of Permanent Missions and Observers of the United Nations, headquartered in New York. on current issues relating to...

ISA and IFREMER Sign Exploration Contract for Poly metallic Sulphides
The International Seabed Authority and the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic sulphides.  The contract was signed in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18 November 2014 by the Secretary-General of the Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and the President-Managing...

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