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1st Part of the 25th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA)
PRESS RELEASE | 26 February 2019 On Monday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened for the first part of the 25th annual session in Kingston, Jamaica. The Council elected its President and Vice-Presidents for 2019, addressed organizational matters, and heard reports on the status of exploration contracts, the implementation of the 2018...

Annual ISA Council Session opens in Kingston with spotlight on draft regulations for commercial deep seabed mining
PRESS RELEASE |  25 February 2019 The 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened in Kingston, Jamaica, today with its gaze focused on the development of draft exploitation regulations for minerals in the international seabed area, and other regulatory matters. Representatives from Member States, international organizations, civil society...

Twenty-fifth Annual Session of ISA
PRESS RELEASE | 25 February 2019  The first part of the 25th annual session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will consist of a meeting of the ISA Council convening from 25 February-1 March 2019 and a meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) from 4-15 March 2019, in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting arrangement follows the revised schedule, decided at...

Open-ended Informal Working Group advances discussions on financial model for mineral exploitation in the international seabed area
PRESS RELEASE | 22 February 2019 Representatives from Member States, civil society organizations and contractors, gathered at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, this week, for an open ended informal working group meeting established to advance discussions on the financial model for mineral exploitation in the international deep...

High-level regional workshop boosts participation of Pacific Island countries in deep sea activities to advance the Blue Economy
PRESS RELEASE| 16 February 2019 Governments officials and experts from Pacific Small Island Developing States (P-SIDS) convened at a regional workshop held in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga this week, to strengthen national and regional capacities to access sustainably and benefit from seabed activities and therefore, from the Blue Economy. Organized by the International...

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