News & Announcements

The Government of India Signs Exploration Contract with the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (26 September 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority and the Government of India have signed a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides. The contract was signed today, Monday 26 September in New Delhi, India by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary of the Ministry...

Ambassador Sheila Sealy Monteith of Jamaica presents credentials to the Secretary-General
JAMAICA, Kingston (24 August 2016) - -  Her Excellency, Ambassador Sheila Sealy Monteith, presented her credentials  to the Secretary-General on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 as the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the International Seabed Authority. Ambassador Monteith is currently the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign...

2016 Seabed Session Concludes After Extended Council Debate Over LTC Membership; Assembly Approves $17.1M Budget for 2017-2018
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 July 2016) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority, in a rare night meeting in Kingston on Friday 22 July, completed the election of a new cadre of experts to serve on the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) for the next five years, after agreeing to increase the number of members to 30 on an exceptional and temporary basis, and without...

Assembly Elects Michael Lodge of the United Kingdom as Next Secretary-General of Seabed Authority; Hears Address by Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 July 2016) - - Mr. Michael W. Lodge of the United Kingdom was today elected, by consensus, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority at its 22nd Session in Kingston. He has since 2011 been deputy to the Secretary-General of the Authority and its Legal Counsel since 2007.  He succeeds Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana, who has been...

Commercialization of Marine Minerals in Deep Seabed Well Within Reach, International Seabed Authority Secretary-General States As He Introduces Annual Report
JAMAICA, Kingston (19 July 2016) - - Commercialization of marine minerals in areas beyond national jurisdictions were well within reach and could be attained in the foreseeable future, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton (Ghana), said at the twenty-second session of the Authority in Kingston this morning. Introducing his...

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