News & Announcements

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Contractor Training Programmes
JAMAICA, Kingston (2 March 2017) - - China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) are offering training opportunities to candidates from developing States, in accordance with their respective exploration contracts for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts and polymetallic sulphides,...

Legal and Technical Commission Meets in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 February 2017) - - The Legal and Technical Commission officially opened its meeting session today following an informal workshop and training session held yesterday, 20 February 2017.  The informal workshop was held to familiarize the new members with the working methods of the Commission, the work of the Authority, and also covered the work of...

ISA Secretary-General Hosts Permanent Representatives and Diplomatic Corps at Inaugural Reception
JAMAICA, Kingston (6 February 2017) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge hosted his first inaugural reception since taking up office at his residence in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday 3 February 2017. The reception was attended by Permanent Representatives and members of the diplomatic community as well as the members of the Article 154 Review Committee which met in Kingston to...

Poland Applies for Approval of Plan of Work for Exploration for Polymetallic Sulphides
JAMAICA, Kingston (31 January 2017) - - On 25 January 2017, the Secretary-General of the Authority received an application submitted by the Government of the Republic of Poland for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The application area is in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge located between Hayes, Atlantis and Kane transform fault zones and...

ISA Review Committee Meets in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (29 January 2017) - - The ISA Review Committee will meet in Kingston from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February 2017 to discuss the status of its review report under Article 154 of UNCLOS. Article 154 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea requires the Assembly of the Authority, every five years from the entry into force of the Convention...

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