News & Announcements

Secretary-General Michael Lodge Addresses 27th Meeting of States Parties to UNCLOS
JAMAICA, Kingston (13 June 2017) - - Addressing the Meeting of States Parties for the first time as Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge drew particular attention to issues for discussion at the 23rd Session of the Authority in August which include the consideration of the report of the Review Committee of article 154 review, the ongoing...

Promoting Dissemination of Scientific Research Through the ISA Secretary-General Award for Deep Sea Research Excellence
JAMAICA, Kingston (10 June 2017) - -  In a bid to encourage the dissemination of marine scientific research through one of its Voluntary Commitments, the ISA is promoting its Secretary-General Award for Deep Sea Research Excellence.  This initiative is one of seven Voluntary Commitments that the ISA has announced at the opening of the UN Ocean Conference, and...

ISA Co-organizes Side Event to Raise Awareness of Potential Benefits Small Island Developing States could get from Deep Seabed Mining in their Quest for Blue Growth
NEW YORK (8 June 2017) - - The ISA today,  co-organized a Side Event the government of Mexico, the Kingdom of Tonga and UN-DESA with support from Tonga Mineral Resources Ltd and Nautilus  during the Ocean Conference. The side event also saw the launching of the UN-DESA and ISA voluntary commitment partnership on Abyssal initiative for Blue Growth: Advancing SDG 14...

ISA Registers Seven Voluntary Commitments to Support the Implementation of SDG14 at the 2017 Ocean Conference
New York (5 June 2017)  - - ISA has registered seven voluntary commitments for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources” as part of the United Nations Ocean Conference that opened today. This international conference co-organized by Fiji and Sweden aims  to identify ways and means to...

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 2017 BGR Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (30 May 2017) - - The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR), in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering four (4) at-sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2017 training programme. The...

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