News & Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT
President of the ISA Council H.E Mr. Olav Myklebust announced that an open-ended working group will convene in Kingston from 21 to 22 February 2019 to discuss the financial model under consideration, as part of the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area. Open to all stakeholders and chaired by the Council President, the informal working group of...

Supporting Africa’s Blue Economy through the Sustainable Development of Deep Seabed Resources
28 November 2018 Nairobi, Kenya (ISA News) -- The wealth of marine resources in the oceans and seas surrounding the African Continent has the potential to be a key driver for the development of Africa’s Blue Economy but greater investment and capacity building will be critical to advancing the sustainable development of Africa’s deep seabed resources. This was the key...

The International Seabed Authority Releases Stakeholder Submissions to Draft Exploitation Regulations
JAMAICA, Kingston (27 November 2018) - - The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has released the submissions from member States and other stakeholders to the “Draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area” (ISBA/24/LTC/WP.1/Rev.1) together with a Briefing Note (ISBA/25/C/2) to supplement the remarks made by the Council at its July 2018...

Media Advisory
Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Nairobi, Kenya 26-28 November 2018 (23 November 2018) How can the sustainable development of deep seabed minerals contribute to the Blue Economy and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda? What can be done to ensure the protection and preservation of the marine environment as well as equitable sharing of financial and economic benefits...

Jihyun Lee of Korea appointed Director at the International Seabed Authority
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael Lodge is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jihyun Lee, of the Republic of Korea as Director of the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR).  Ms. Lee is the first woman, and Korean national to be appointed as a Director at ISA.  She brings with her over...

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