News & Announcements

ISA to hold Workshop on the Design of Impact Reference Zones (IRZ) and Preservation Reference Zones in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (28 August 2017) - -  The ISA will host a workshop on the design of impact reference zones (IRZ) and preservation reference zones (PRZ) in the Area. The workshop will be held in Germany from 27-29 September 2017. A requirement of Regulation 31, Part V of the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Polymetallic Nodules in the Area includes...

Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 August 2017) - - The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has made available a document entitled “Draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area” (ISBA/23/LTC/CRP.3*) for comment by stakeholders, together with a list of questions contained in document ISBA/23/C/12. The deadline for submissions is 20 December 2017;...

ISA Holds 23rd Annual Session in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (4 August 2017) - - The 23rd Session of the International Seabed Authority will be held in Kingston from 8-18 August 2017. The Session is preceded by meetings of the Legal and Technical Commission which began on Monday 31 July and the Finance Committee on Wednesday 2 August.  ASSEMBLY The Assembly formally convenes on 8 August and resumes its...

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (26 July 2017) - - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of the Russian Federation is offering five (5) training places for candidates from developing States, under two separate training programmes, in accordance with its exploration contracts for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts. The training...

ISA Secretary-General Hosts Briefing Meeting with Kingston Permanent Representatives
JAMAICA, Kingston (20 July 2017) - Secretary-General Michael Lodge today hosted a meeting with Permanent Representatives based in Kingston to brief them on the work of the Authority at its forthcoming twenty-third session scheduled to be held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 31 July to 18 August 2017. Secretary-General Lodge updated the Permanent Representatives on matters that...

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