JAMAICA, Kingston (2 August 2018) – – The International Seabed Authority, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) and the Ministry of the Environment in Poland are jointly organizing a workshop on Processing Technologies, Metal Recoveries & Economic Feasibility of Deep Sea Mining at the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw, Poland 3-6 September, 2018.

The workshop will focus on the following core areas: Processing technologies (metal recovery); Economic feasibility of mining seabed minerals; Impact of seabed mining on terrestrial mineral supplies; Environment – clean marine technology, waste disposal and recycling; and, International cooperation, and role of the ISA.

The Authority is inviting stakeholders and in particular, contractors holding exploration contracts, to participate in the workshop. With a limited number of available places, interested persons are required to register by submitting a letter of interest to the Authority by 7 August 2018.

The Authority conducts technical workshops with objectives to obtain the views of recognized experts in specific subjects related to deep seabed mining, with participation by members of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), as well as representatives of contractors, the offshore mining industry experts and member States and internationally recognized scientists, technologists and researchers.

For more details on the workshop, visit the dedicated workshop page on our website.  For further information, please contact: Dr. Pratima Jauhari / Dr. Sandor Mulsow and/or Ms. Shanique Gregory.


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