News & Announcements

China Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Nodules
On 8 August 2014, the Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area submitted by China Minmetals Corporation, which is sponsored by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The application area is in the reserved areas of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Central Pacific Ocean. In...

Seabed Assembly Completes Debate of Annual Report
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority yesterday (24 July) concluded its consideration of the Secretary-General’s annual report in Kingston this morning hearing comments from twelve delegations and three observers on many aspects of its topics. Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton (Ghana), presented the report which covers the work of the Authority since the...

Assembly Continues Discussion on Secretary-General Report; Hears Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority resumed discussion on the report of the Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton (Ghana) in the afternoon (23 Julyu) which covered the work of the Authority during the period from July 2013 to June 2014. The afternoon’s session resumed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Senator the Honourable...

Seabed Authority's Assembly Begins Two Day Discussion of Annual Report of the Secretary-General
The challenge of managing the increasing work load of the Authority as it moves towards elaborating exploitation regulations and the need for standardized data on the living resources of the seabed Area were highlighted by Secretary General, Nii Allotey Odunton (Ghana). Presenting the report contained in document ISBA/20/A/2, the Secretary-General noted that with seven new...

Seabed Council Adopts Decision on Report of Legal and Technical Commisison; Concludes Work at Authority's Twentieth Session
The Council of the International Seabed Authority, meeting in Kingston this morning, adopted a twelve-paragraph decision on the summary report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission which was presented at its 17 July meeting. Revised from a 32-paragraph document submitted by Brazil on the basis of comments and contributions by members of the Council, the draft...

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