News & Announcements

ISA and South Africa to Co-host Sensitization Seminar
JAMAICA, Kingston (February 26, 2015)  -- The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the South African Government will co-host a Sensitization Seminar in Tshwane, South Africa from 17-19 March 2015. The Seminar is titled "Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Mineral Resources in the Area : Challenges for Africa and Opportunities for Collaborative Research...

ISA and MARAWA Research Exploration Ltd. Sign Exploration Contract for Polymetallic Nodules in Reserved Areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone
The International Seabed Authority and MARAWA RESEARCH EXPLORATION LTD  have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules, in the presence of Mr. Baraniko Baaro, First Secretary and Officer In Charge in the Mission of Kiribati to the United Nations. The contract was signed in New York on 19 January 2015 by the...

ISA Legal & Technical Commission Meets in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (February 16, 2015)  -  The Legal & Technical Commission (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority commenced its first 2-week session of meetings in Kingston today. The LTC will review reports on the status of contracts for exploration and the implementation of the training programmes; consider applications for approvals of plans of work...

ISA and Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte Ltd. Sign Exploration Contract for Polymetallic Nodules in Reserved Areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone
JAMAICA, Kingston (February 2, 2015)  -  The International Seabed Authority and Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte Ltd. have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules.‎ The contract was signed in Kingston, Jamaica on 15 January 2015 by the Secretary-General of the Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and on 22 January 2015 in Singapore by the...

A new Advisory Panel for the Endowment Fund was appointed
The Secretary-General had appointed a new Advisory Panel for the ISA Endowment Fund. The appointments became effective 1 November 2014 and would extend for a period of three years. The members of the Advisory Panel are as follows: Dr. Georgy Cherkashov (reappointed) Deputy Director Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean, Russian Federation...

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