News & Announcements

UN-OCEANS Holds 16th Meeting in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (10 April 2017)- - UN-Oceans is holding its 16th meeting at the International Seabed Authority headquarters in Kingston from 10-11 April 2017. The meeting was opened by Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division on Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (and UN-Ocean Focal Point) and Secretary-General Michael Lodge of the Authority. The two-day...

Workshop: "Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area"
JAMAICA, Kingston (22 March 2017) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge was opening speaker at the UBA/BGR/ISA International Workshop currently being held in Berlin, Germany.  In his opening remarks, Secretary-General Lodge said the Authority’s mandate is limited to ‘activities in the Area’, which are defined as exploration for and exploitation of deep seabed...

ISA - Japan Cooperation
JAMAICA, Kingston (17 March 2017) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge attended two meetings recently in Tokyo, Japan. He was keynote speaker at the EcoDeep - SIP Workshop (14-15 March) and speaker at the Ocean Mining Industry Promotion Round Table Meeting (15 March). He spoke about the activities of the International Seabed Authority; its mandate for regulating and managing...

ISA at the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Open Meeting
JAMAICA, Kingston (10 March 2017) - -  Secretary-General Michael Lodge today spoke at the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf open meeting held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment. Secretary-General Lodge said the work of the Commission was highly relevant and extremely important to the work of the Authority. "Under the...

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (8 March 2017) - - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of the Russian Federation is offering five (5) training places for candidates from developing States, under two separate training programmes, in accordance with its exploration contracts for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts. Both programmes are divided...

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