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Applications now open for the ISA contractor training programme 2019-2020
ANNOUNCEMENT  |   26 August 2019 Applications are now open for the International Seabed Authority (ISA) contractor training programme (2019-2020) for candidates from developing countries. ISA is calling for Bachelor, Master and PhD graduates from a range of disciplines including zoology, marine biology, geology, geophysics, environment, law and marine...

Regional workshops held in Nauru and Kiribati to strengthen specific capacity-building needs of Pacific sponsoring States
PRESS RELEASE |  13 August 2019 Senior governments officials and experts from Pacific Small Island Developing States (P-SIDS) of the four sponsoring States (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga) convened at regional workshops held in Nauru and Kiribati, last week to boost the capacity of P-SIDS in marine scientific research and raise awareness of the legal...

Official visit of ISA Secretary-General to Fiji
PRESS RELEASE  |  12 August 2019 Initiating a series of visits in the Pacific region, the International Seabed Authority (ISA)’s Secretary-General Mr. Michael W. Lodge, met with the Prime Minister of Fiji, Mr. Frank Bainimarama, as well as other high-level officials to discuss the sustainable development of mineral resources in the international deep seabed...

ISA celebrates milestone anniversary with Heads of State and Government at 25th session of the Assembly
PRESS RELEASE | 30 July 2019 Heads of States and Government, ministers, former Secretary-Generals, United Nations officials and observers who attended the Special Commemorative Session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston on 25 July 2019 commended ISA on its efforts towards advancing the sustainable development of mineral resources for the...

Special 25th anniversary commemorative session of the International Seabed Authority Assembly
MEDIA ADVISORY | 23 July 2019 A special Session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which includes all 168 Members of ISA, will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on 25 July to commemorate ISA’s 25th anniversary. The second edition of the Secretary General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research will be held in the morning, followed by...

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