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Draft Regulations, Exploration Applications, And Election Of Council Members Among Issues For Consideration At ISA 18th Session
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 13 July 2012 - - The adoption of draft Regulations on prospecting and exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts; consideration of five new applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and election of 20 members of Council and of the Secretary-General are among substantive issues for consideration on the agenda of the International...

ISA Legal And Technical Commission To Hear Presentations From Applicants For Seabed Exploration
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 10 July 2012 - -The Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) will today begin to hear oral presentations by the five new applicants for seabed exploration. The five applicants  are UK Seabed Resources Ltd. (sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd.(a state enterprise of...

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...

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