News & Announcements

Seabed Council Supports Candidacy Of Nii Allotey Odunton For Next Secretary-General
The Council of the International Seabed Authority International adopted a decision proposing Nii Allotey Odunton of Ghana as the sole candidate for election as Secretary-General of the Authority. The Council’s recommendation now goes to the Authority’s Assembly which is expected to vote sometime next week. Mr. Odunton, currently Deputy to the Secretary-General, will...

Seabed Authority To Elect New Secretary-General And Half Of Its Policy-Making Council At 14th Session
The International Seabed Authority will elect a new Secretary-General and half of its Executive Council and also continue work on a regulatory regime for sulphides and cobalt-rich crusts at its fourteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica, from 26 May to 6 June 2008. The Authority will also adopt the budget for the biennium 2009-2010 as well as a scale of assessment for...

Endowment Fund Makes For Strange Seabed-Fellows
Environmental, commercial mining and scientific interests in deep-sea areas may seem to be at odds, but the International Seabed Authority’s Endowment Fund shows the alliance as a successful model for sustainable use of ocean resources. “Technological advancements and the rising price of minerals have created favourable economic conditions for seabed mining,” said Mr. Satya...

Promoting Marine Science
The ISA will host a presentation on its Endowment Fund on Wednesday 30 April in Conference Room 5 of the UN headquarters in New York from 1:15 - 2:30pm. The Endowment Fund encourages and hopes to expand scientific research along the international seabed area and within the deep-sea environment.

Law Of The Sea Experts Appointed To Advisory Panel Of The International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) today announced the appointment of the first seven members of the Advisory Panel for its Endowment Fund for Collaborative Marine Scientific Research. The ISA Endowment Fund was set up to encourage collaborative marine scientific research on the ocean floor beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The Fund aims to fulfill this...

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