The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services for the development of geological models for polymetallic nodules (PMN) and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts (CFC) in the international seabed area (the Area) using artificial intelligence techniques.

The consultancy will support the ISA Secretariat in identifying and implementing technological solutions for the digital assessment of PMN and CFC occurrences in the Area, as well as geological and oceanographic factors involved.

Applicants should have the requisite experience and expertise in (i) marine seabed minerals, particularly PMN and CFC, (ii) the geological modelling of mineral deposits based on artificial intelligence, (iii) metallogenetic research, including ore-forming processes, geological and marine settings, computer-based process modelling and (iv) familiarity with mineral resource assessments.

Application should be submitted to no later than 20 November 2022 2 December 2022.