JAMAICA, Kingston (8 October 2018) – – Technical, legal and scientific experts representing ISA exploration contractors will meet in Warsaw, Poland to begin a 2-day consultative meeting from 15-16 October 2018.

The annual meeting will provide a forum to address issues of mutual concern between the Authority and Contractors. 
At the meeting, the Secretariat will introduce the beta version of the ISA database which will also include a hands-on training session for contractor data managers and resource persons in parallel with the plenary meeting. 
Participants will include representatives from the Government of India, Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd., Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany, China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association, Government of the Republic of Korea, China Minmetals Corporation, UK Seabed Resources Ltd., Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer, Global Sea Mineral Resources NV, Yuzhmorgeologiya, the Government of Russia, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Companhia De Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and members of the Secretariat.