News & Announcements

Beijing Pioneer Hi-Tech Development Corporation and ISA sign exploration contract for polymetallic nodules in the western Pacific Ocean
PRESS RELEASE |  24 October 2019 The Beijing Pioneer Hi-Tech Development Corporation and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) have signed a 15-year contract for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the international deep seabed area. This is the first exploration contract signed by ISA for polymetallic nodules in the western Pacific Ocean....

Our Ocean conference side-event in Norway highlights ISA’s role in supporting SIDS to achieve the 2030 Agenda
 PRESS RELEASE  |  22 October 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is committed to contributing to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda and supporting Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) to achieve the sustainable management of their marine resources, highlighted Mr. Michael W. Lodge, Secretary-General of ISA at an Our Oceans conference side-event held...

Annual ISA deep-sea exploration contractors meeting concludes in China
PRESS RELEASE | 15 October 2019 The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by China Minmetals from 11 to 13 October to discuss areas of common...

Applications now open to government officials from African countries for a secondment with ISA to advance geological and ocean policy activities
ANNOUNCEMENT | 19 September 2019 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is calling for expressions of interest from government representatives from African countries, members of ISA, for a two-month secondment with the Organization to advance geological and ocean policy activities. The secondment is being offered as part of the joint Voluntary Commitment made by...

Workshop on deep-seabed resources and the Blue Economy organised by ISA and Myanmar with the support of KMI highlights regional capacity-building needs for ASEAN & BIMSTEC Members
Press Release | 13 September 2019 A high-level workshop on ‘Deep-seabed Resources and the Blue Economy,’ organized by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in partnership with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, was held in Nay Pyi Taw, this week. Co-sponsored by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), the 2-day workshop held from 9 to 10 September, was targeted at...

Pages