On 18 March 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of one (1) candidate for an at-sea training opportunity provided by Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidate is Jameal Magno from the Philippines.

The at-sea training opportunity will assist with the testing of NORI’s nodule collection and riser system. The opportunity will mobilize in Mexico for the Pacific testing in June 2022 and the campaign will take place from June – August 2022.

The selected trainee will be assigned tasks and responsibilities based on his experience and capabilities. NORI’s objective is to provide the trainee with a unique learning experience in an exciting new field. The trainee is expected to be an active contributor to the programme.


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, training@isa.org.jm