JAMAICA, Kingston (7 October 2015) – – The ISA and the Government of Chile will jointly host a Sensitization Seminar in Santiago from 5-6 November 2015.

The Seminar aims to bring together experts from the international legal and scientific community with national and regional government officials, scientists, researchers and academics to discuss scientific research and marine mineral development.

It will highlight the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; the institutions created under the Convention;  the international framework and regulation of deep seabed; the role of the  International Seabed Authority and perspectives of deep sea mining in the South Pacific Ocean.

Presentations will also be made by experts from Chile on the mineral resources of Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO), National and International Law Regime of Chile and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Regulation and Royalties Regime Implementation by the Comisión Chilena del Cobre (COCHILCO).

Sensitization seminars are organized by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in partnership with the hosting country and experts from various scientific and legal institutions associated with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Similar sensitization seminars have been held in Indonesia, Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, Jamaica, Mexico, and South Africa with three in New York in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Download the Chile Seminar Agenda for further information.