The International Seabed Authority will host a sensitization seminar on its work and current issues relating to deep seabed mining in New York on 16 February 2012.

The seminar will be held in Room 3, NLB, United Nations Headquarters from 10am-6pm.

The seminar is aimed at sensitizing delegates of Members of the Authority, Permanent Missions and Observers to the United Nations on issues that include prospects for extraction of rare earth elements from seabed mineral deposits, resource assessments carried out by the Authority and training opportunities offered by the ISA Endowment Fund.