News & Announcements

Public Hearings Of The Seabed Disputes Chamber Opens In Hamburg
KINGSTON, JAMAICA 15th June 2010 -- The public hearings of the Seabed Disputes Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea regarding the Request for an Advisory Opinion on the responsibilities and obligations of States sponsoring persons and entities with respect to activities in the International Seabed Area opened on 14 September 2010 at 3 p.m. presided by...

InterRidge Announces 2010 Student And Postdoctoral Fellowships
InterRidge announced the recipients of its 2010 Fellowship Programme today. The three awards made this year included one from InterRidge and two provided from the International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund. The InterRidge fellowship will allow Shinsuke Kawagucci, a postdoctoral researcher at JAMSTEC, Japan to develop international links, as well as giving him...

COMRA Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Sulphides
KINGSTON JAMAICA, 25 May 2010 - - The China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) has submitted an application to the International Seabed Authority for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The general location of the application area is on the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. In accordance with regulation 19...

International Seabed Authority & Tongji University Announces Scholarship Programme
In a bid to further strengthen the existing cooperation with the International Seabed Authority, China has granted funding to support between 3 - 5 candidates from developing countries in the field of marine sciences to pursue Masters or Doctorate degrees in Marine Science at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Applicants for the ISA-Tongji University scholarships...

Seabed Authority Concludes 16th Session; Adpts Draft Regulations On Polymetallic Sulphides And Elects New Council Members
A framework for the future development of mineral resources of the deep seabed was realised at the 16th Session of the ISA with the approval of Regulations to govern prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the Area. It took six years of debate and compromise in the Council and culminated in its unanimous adoption by the members of the Authority marking a...

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