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International Seabed Authority Enters New Stage In The Development Of Marine Minerals
29 NOVEMBER 2011, NADI, FIJI -- Speaking at the opening of the Workshop on Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Minerals, Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority told participants that ISA has taken steps to augment the international community's knowledge base in order to facilitate adequate...

China Signs Exploration Contract With ISA
The International Seabed Authority and China signed a 15-year contract for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides located in the Southwest Indian Ridge. The contract was signed by Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the Authority and Jin Jiancai, Secretary-General of China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Assoc., The Authority has previously...

Seabed Authority And Nauru Ocean Resources Inc Sign Contract For Exploration
The International Seabed Authority and the Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. signed a 15-year contract for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic nodules by the corporation in a specified reserved area of the deep oceans outside the limits of national jurisdiction. Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the Authority, signed for the organization, and David Heydon,...

International Seabed Authority Ends Seventeenth Session In Kingston
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority ended its seventeenth session in Kingston today after adopting a series of decisions this morning. The legislative arm of the Authority agreed: to a proposal by the Group of 77 and Jamaica to convene a special meeting during the eighteenth session to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature( on 10...

Seabed Council Approves Four Applications For Exploratory Contracts With Authority In Deep Seabed Area
Acting on recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission, the Seabed Council yesterday afternoon approved the plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules and polymetallic sulphides in the international deep seabed Area submitted by four entities. Adopting the four draft decisions (documents ISBA/17/C/2, 3,4 and 5,), as amended during debate, the Council...

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