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Seabed Council Reviews Draft Regulations
The Secretariat presented a review of outstanding issues concerning the draft regulations on prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides in the Area (ISBA/15/C/WP.2). This 25-paragraph working paper, with three annexes, covers additional background on the outstanding issues with respect to the draft, which the Council had agreed to consider at this session. A...

Seabed Authority Begins 15th Session In Kingston
The International Seabed Authority began its fifteenth session in Kingston this afternoon with the election of the presidents of its two top bodies – the Assembly and Council – and the adoption of their agendas for the annual gathering scheduled to conclude on 5 June. The new President of the 157-member Assembly, nominated by Chile on behalf of the Group of Latin American...

Seabed Authority To Finalise Regulatory Regimes For Prospecting And Exploration At 15th Session
The International Seabed Authority will attempt to resolve all outstanding issues in the draft regulatory regimes for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the deep seabed with the aim of adopting the texts at its fifteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica from 25 May to 5 June 2009. Work on the two sets of regulations...

Seabed Authority To Finalise Regulatory Regimes For Prospecting And Exploration At 15th Session
The International Seabed Authority will attempt to resolve all outstanding issues in the draft regulatory regimes for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the deep seabed with the aim of adopting the texts at its fifteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica from 25 May to 5 June 2009. Work on the two sets of regulations...

NIO/ISA Launches Technical Assistance Program For Marine Scientific Research
The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)  and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) today launched the Technical Assistance Program for Marine Scientific Research (TAP-MAR) for qualified professionals, TAP-MAR is being funded by the ISA’s Endowment Fund for selected applicants to participate in a course offered by NIO at its headquarters in Dona Paula, Goa,...

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