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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...

China Minmetals Corporation Signs Exploration Contract with the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (12 May 2017) - - The International Seabed Authority and China Minmetals Corporation have signed a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic nodules. The exploration contract was signed on Friday, 12 May in Beijing, China by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge and the Chairman of China Minmetals Corporation, He...

Workshop: Marine Mineral Resources of Africa
JAMAICA, Kingston (02 May 2017) - - The workshop on Marine Mineral Resources of Africa’s Continental Shelf and Adjacent International Seabed Area – Prospects for Sustainable Development of Africa’s Maritime Domain, in support of Africa’s Blue Economy is being held in Kampala, Uganda from 2 to 4 May 2017. The workshop is jointly organized by the Republic of Uganda and the...

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