News & Announcements

Permanent Representative of Spain Presents Credentials to ISA
JAMAICA, Kingston (26 June 2017) - -  Ambassador Jose Maria Bosch Bessa, of Spain presented his credentials to the Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of Spain to the International Seabed Authority on 26 June 2017.   Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Bosch Bessa was Consul General of Spain based in Andorra la Vella....

ISA Holds First Public Forum in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (23 June 2017) - -  The International Seabed Authority hosted its first public forum today at the University of West Indies campus in Kingston. The Authority convened the forum as part of its public outreach to engage with and inform local communities  of the work of the Authority, headquartered in Jamaica since 1994; and its role in the...

ISA Exploration Contractors Meet in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 June 2017) - - Twenty-seven technical, legal and scientific experts representing sixteen Exploration Contractors began a two-day workshop today, hosted by the International Seabed Authority in Kingston. The workshop was convened to inform contractors of the progress of the Authority's data management strategy, review its structure, enlist assistance to...

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...

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