News & Announcements

UK Seabed Resources Ltd. Applies For Approval Of Second Plan Of Work For Exploration For Polymetallic Nodules
On 8 February 2013, the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area from UK Seabed Resources Ltd., a private company. The application is sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   The application covers an area of 149,815 ...

Ambassador Of Chile Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Eduardo Bonilla presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Chile to the Secretary-General of the Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton on Tuesday, 5th March 2013. Ambassador Bonilla commenced his career in the Foreign Service in Chile in 1974.  He held many positions within the Ministry, some of which were Chief of Cabinet General Economic...

Russia Applies For Approval Of Plan Of Work For Exploration For Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts
On 6 February 2013, the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Area from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. The application covers an area which does not exceed 3,000 square kilometres and is located in the Western Pacific...

Ambassador Of Argentina Presents Credentials To ISA Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Ariel Fernández, presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Ambassador Fernández began his diplomatic career in 1994 at the Bilateral Economic Negotiations Directorate for Argentina in charge of the desk for Germany,...

Legal & Technical Commission Meet At ISA Headquarters
The ISA Legal and Technical Commission began its week-long meeting on Monday 4 February 2013. Members of the Commission will consider the annual reports of contractors, consider draft recommendations for the guidance of contractors for the assessment of possible environmental impacts arising from exploration for marine minerals in the Area, and also consider draft...

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