News & Announcements

ISA Issues Discussion Paper on the Development of “Environmental Regulations” For Exploitation in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 January 2017) - - The International Seabed Authority today issued a Discussion Paper to advance stakeholder discussion in connection with the development and drafting of Regulations on Exploitation for Mineral Resources in the Area (Environmental Matters) – so-named “Environmental Regulations”. The Discussion Paper sets out the background to the...

Organizational Changes at the Secretariat
JAMAICA, Kingston (20 January 2017) - - In an effort to better communicate with members and contractors of the Authority, Secretary-General Michael W Lodge recently announced the first phase of organizational changes at the Secretariat. These are: The appointment of Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera as Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General. Mr Ascencio-Herrera...

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria appoints Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority
On Tuesday, 11 January 2017, Mrs. Taous Achab of the Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, presented her credentials as the Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority to the Secretary-General, Mr. Michael W. Lodge. Mrs. Taous Achab joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria in 1976 and was appointed as Permanent Representative...

The Seabed Authority Ushers in New Secretary-General
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 January 2017) - -  Mr. Michael Lodge began his tenure as the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 1 January 2017.  He was elected Secretary-General on 21 July 2016 at the Authority's 22nd Session for a 4-year term. Mr. Lodge has been the Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel of the Authority since 2008. His...

Workshop Announcement: Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area
JAMAICA Kingston (9 December 2016) - - A workshop on the ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area will be held in Berlin, Germany from 19-24 March 2017. The workshop is jointly organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Federal Institute...

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