The Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) finalized on 30 April 2021 the selection of candidates for two at-sea training opportunities provided by Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd. in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contracts for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The two selected candidates are:

  • Mr. Jude Ofosu from Ghana
  • Ms. Patricia Sarcinelli Stelzer from Brazil

The two candidates will participate in the offshore environmental campaign jointly conducted by Marawa and Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean, which will depart in June 2021 and will last approximately three weeks.


All contractors with ISA have a legal obligation to provide and fund practical training opportunities for personnel from developing States and those of ISA, including the participation of such personnel in all activities in the Area which are covered by the contract.

The legal basis for the requirement stems from the provisions of UNCLOS and the 1994 Agreement and is set out in the standard terms of exploration contracts signed with ISA.

Please visit this page to know more about the Contractor Training Programme.


For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Annekah Mason, Training Coordinator, ISA,