Applications are now open for candidates from developing States members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for two at-sea placements with Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML), in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract with for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

ISA is calling for candidates with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in geology, oceanography, marine science, marine biology, environmental science, ecology or related topic. Successful candidates will demonstrate a good command English and an interest in marine geology or science (particularly the deep sea), the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability.

The offshore geological and environmental exploration campaign will be conducted within the TOML contract area in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  The campaign is expected to take place in November 2021 for a duration of six weeks. The exact dates of will be confirmed in early 2021.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please visit this link for more information and to apply. Applications by qualified candidates should be received no later than 31 March 2021.


For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Annekah Mason, Training Coordinator, ISA,


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