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Council Hears Report of Joint Meeting of the Legal & Technical Commission and the Finance Committee
JAMAICA, Kingston (17 July 2018) - - The Chair of the Legal & Technical Commission, Ms Michelle Walker provided a report on the joint meeting to Council today, at its 239th meeting of the 24th Session. Ms Walker said the joint meeting between the two organs was very timely and recommended that the process be a regular one so that both organs kept each other updated on...

International Seabed Authority Secretariat Updates Member States on Progress of the Data Management Strategy
JAMAICA, Kingston (16 July 2018) - - The Secretariat today, presented its Data Management Strategy, the development of its database and its data web portal to member States during its 24th session meetings currently being held in Kingston. The Secretariat also outlined the progress made in the transition to the training and policy development phase of the strategy...

Second Part of ISA 24th Session Council Meetings Begin in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (16 July 2018) - - The second part of the ISA 24th Session Council meetings presided over by Ambassador Olav Myklebust of Norway, began today in Kingston. The meeting featured a presentation to Council by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) expert, Richard Roth, on the work relating to the development of a financial model for the Authority....

Legal & Technical Commission and Finance Committee Hold Joint Meeting at ISA 24th Session
JAMAICA, Kingston (13 July 2018) - - Two of the Authority's organs, the Legal and Technical Commission and the Finance Committee held an informal joint meeting for the first time today during the 24th Session. Members discussed the respective roles and responsibilities of the Commission and the Committee in the regulatory development, the development process of a...

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: India Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (10 July 2018) - - In accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) of the Government of India, is offering five on-land training places in the field of deep-sea mineral exploration for candidates from developing States. The eight-week training will be...

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