ISA Secretary-General signs second extension agreement of JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya

On 19 March 2024, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Managing Director of JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya signed the second five-year extension agreement of the contract granted by ISA to JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone located in the Pacific Ocean on 29 March 2001.

ISA Council opens the first part of its 29th session

Kingston, Jamaica – The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) commenced the first part of its 29th session on Monday, 18 March 2024, setting the stage for two weeks of comprehensive discussions aimed at progressing the discussions on the draft exploitation regulations for mineral resources in the international seabed area (the Area), concluding on 29 March 2024.

The Secretary-General of ISA concludes a high-level visit to Japan with strengthened cooperation in support of the mandate of ISA and the stewardship of the Area and its resources for the benefit of humankind

Tokyo, Japan – The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, heading a delegation of experts, concluded a week-long official visit to Japan today. The visit strengthened cooperation and partnerships, including delivering successful outcomes of the workshop to develop a regional environmental management plan for the Northwest Pacific.

ISA and Japan host international scientific workshop for the development of a regional environmental management plan for the Northwest Pacific

Tokyo, Japan – The International Seabed Authority (ISA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security, Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, opened today the third  international expert workshop for the development of a regional environmental management plan (REMP) for the Area of the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Board of ISA Partnership Fund grants 552,500 USD to bolster deep-sea research, innovation, and capacity development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

The Board of the Partnership Fund of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) approved five new projects for a total value of 552,500 USD during its second meeting held on 29 January 2024 to support deep-sea research, innovation and capacity development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. These projects represent the second batch of initiatives supported by the ISA Partnership Fund (ISAPF), following its establishment in August 2022 by the ISA Assembly.