News & Announcements

Chilean Delegation Visits the ISA Secretariat
A Chilean Delegation led by His Excellency, Ambassador Eduardo Bonilla Menchaca, Chile’s Ambassador to Jamaica and Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority made a two-day visit to the ISA Secretariat on Wednesday and Thursday, 15th and 16th October 2014.  Ambassador Bonilla Menchaca was accompanied by Captain Fernando J. Mingram of the...

Resources Classification Workshop Opens in Goa, India
In his keynote address to participants attending the Polymetallic Nodules Resources Classification Workshop, ISA Secretary-General Nii Odunton stressed the importance of the workshop and its outcome. Secretary-General Odunton said he hoped that the outcome of the week-long workshop would form the basis of standards for resource classification, facilitate the provision of...

ISA Secretary-General gets first look at Nautilus Minerals Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology
Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne  on 4 September 2014, to get a look at Nautilus Minerals' Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production...

Chinese Legislation Delegation Visits the International Seabed Authority
On 11 September 2014, a Chinese delegation headed by Mr. Jiancai Jin, Secretary General, China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association of the People’s Republic of China (COMRA), visited the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority. The delegation was composed of officials from the National People’s Congress of China and the China Institute for Marine Affairs...

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Presents Credentials to the Secretary-General
Ambassador Joachim Christoph Schmillen of the Federal Republic of Germany presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority as the new Permanent Representative  to the Authority on 19 August 2014. Prior to taking up his position as ambassador of Germany to Jamaica, Ambassador Schmillen held many important assignments, both in the...

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