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Secretary-General Addresses Deep Seabed Mining Symposium In Germany
Secretary-General Nii Odunton was one of two keynote speakers at the Symposium on Deep Seabed Mining – A Challenging Technological & Resource Potential for the German Economy held on 19 June at the Ministry of Federal Economics in Berlin. In his opening address, Secretary-General Odunton said he saw Germany as one of the first rank of States that could...

InterRidge/ISA Endowment Fund Awards Three Fellowships For 2012
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 21 June 2012 - - The InterRidge/ISA Endowment Fund Fellowship Programme recently awarded fellowships to three students from developing countries. The three successful applicants are Hanchao Jian - a PhD student at Peking University, Beijing, China; Sanitha Sivadas - a postdoctoral researcher at NIO, India; and Andrew Thaler - a PhD student at Duke...

Five Applications For Exploration Contracts Filed With The International Seabed Authority
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 5 June 2012 - - The Authority has received five new applications for seabed exploration licences; filed in respect of areas located in the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Speaking at the 22st Meeting of the States Parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York, Mr. Nii A. Odunton, the Secretary-General of the...

International Seabed Authority Receives Three New Applications For Seabed Exploration
The International Seabed Authority has received three new applications for seabed exploration licences. The three new applications have been filed in respect of areas located in the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Two of the applications are for exploration for polymetallic sulphides and one relates to polymetallic nodules. The first application...

Ambassador Of Japan Presents Credentials To The Secretary-General
H.E. Mr Hiroshi Yamaguchi, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on Tuesday 22 May 2012. Ambassador Yamaguchi has enjoyed a distinguished foreign-service career with many postings to Europe, South America, the USA and the Caribbean.  He was the Head of Delegation of Japan for the Authority’s 16th and 17th annual...

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