The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is inviting interested individuals to apply to the first and the second level of the Deep Dive programme, Dive 1 and Dive 2, until 10 December 2023.

Developed within the framework of the ISA Capacity Development Strategy, Deep Dive is the first and the only e-learning training platform exclusively devised to address all elements of the legal regime in Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the 1994 Implementation Agreement, including technical and scientific aspects.

Deep Dive is designed to enhance the capacity of government officials and practitioners from Member States, including developing States Members of ISA, young graduates, personnel of partner institutions or other relevant stakeholders to understand and implement the legal regime of the Area and the different elements pertaining to the conduct of activities in the Area.

The Deep Dive online curriculum has a modular structure with three progressive levels: Dives 1, 2 and 3. Each comprises modules that offer a mix of compulsory and elective lessons to ensure the successful transfer of foundational knowledge and a degree of flexibility to accommodate personal preferences.

Dive 1 will guide trainees through the key features of Part XI of UNCLOS and the 1994 Agreement setting out the regime for the Area and activities to be conducted, the concept of the common heritage of humankind, the role and functions and the mandate of ISA as well as the building blocks to ensure the stewardship and sustainable development of the Area and its resources.

In addition to an in-depth analysis of the governance of the Area, Dive 2 will provide students with enhanced knowledge of the key areas surrounding marine mineral resources in the Area and the protection of the marine environment.

Interested participants should apply through the Deep Dive registration page no later than 10 December 2023.

Successful candidates will be notified by 20 December 2023 and granted access to the Deep Dive platform from 15 January 2024.

Call for applications

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For enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nuklan Hugh, Learning and Development Assistant, ISA,