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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...

Seabed Assembly Adopts $13,014,700 Budget For Authority's Operations In 2011-2012
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority, meeting in Kingston this morning adopted a $13,014,700 budget for the Authority's operations for the 2011-2012 biennium. The Assembly also adopted a draft decision (ISBA/16/A/L.3) authorizing the Secretary-General to establish a scale of assessments of contributions for 2011-2012 based on that used for the regular budget...

Seabed Council To Approve Sulphides Regulations
The Council of the International Seabed Authority in a meeting yesterday afternoon decided by consensus to adopt a draft decision related to the Regulations which it had continued to deliberate upon at the 16th Session. The Council has decided to remove regulation 23: Overlapping claims, from the draft Regulations on prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides in...

Nauru Proposal Gets Seabed Council Attention
The Council of the International Seabed Authority yesterday heard divergent views on a proposal by Nauru for an advisory opinion from the Seabed Disputes Chambers of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Government of Nauru had sponsored an entity; Nauru Ocean Resources  Inc., for a plan of work in prospecting and exploration for polymetallic...

Assembly And Council Meetings To Continue Deliberations At ISA 16th Session On Monday 3 May 2010
In its meetings on Friday, the ISA Assembly continued  deliberations on a range of issues including the need for the adoption of the draft regulations on polymetallic sulphides, the promotino of training of scientists from developing countries through the Authority's Endowment Fund and the need for more technical workshops and regional sensitization seminars. In the...

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