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Geological Model Review Meeting Agrees On Modality Schedule
Experts attending the final review meeting of the geological model have agreed on a schedule of corrections/modifications to the model and the Prospector's Guide to be completed by the end of October 2009. The modification schedule includes the incorporation of reviewed changes followed by the necessary modifications to figures and tables of the geological model;...

ISA Hosts Final Review Meeting Of Geological Model In The Clarion-Clipperton Region
Scientific experts began a 3-day final review meeting at ISA Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica from 7-9 September to review the Geological Model of polymetallic nodule deposit formation in the Clarion Clipperton Region.  The experts attending the meeting are Dr. Charles Morgan of Planning Solutions Inc., Hawaii USA, Professor Huaiyang Zhou of the School of Ocean and...

ISA Endowment Fund Awards Three TAP-MAR Fellowships
The ISA Endowment Fund has awarded Ms Alejandra Mariana Rocha of Argentina, Mr Olubunmi Nubi of Nigeria and Mr Niroshana Wickramaarachchi of Sri Lanka, fellowships under its Technical Assistance Program-Marine Scientific Research (TAP-MAR) to participate in a course being offered by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa, India.  The course will...

ISA Secretary-General Speaks At 19th Meeting Of State Parties To The UN Convention On The LOS
At the recent 19th Meeting of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Secretary-General of the Seabed Authority, Nii A Odunton reported on the important elements of the work of the Authority over the past months. Mr Odunton outlined the outcomes of the Authority's 15th Session and reported on three main activities: the expected completion of the...

Seabed Authority Concludes 15th Session In Kingston
The International Seabed Authority wound up its fifteenth annual session in Kingston 5 June after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations without finalizing a text on a set of regulations that would govern the exploration of polymetallic sulphides in deep oceans beyond national jurisdiction. The Authority’s 36-member Council which has been conducting the negotiations...

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