News & Announcements

UKSRL Signs Second Exploration Contract with ISA
JAMAICA, Kingston (29 March 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority and the UK Seabed Resources Limited (UKSRL) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the eastern part of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. The Contract was signed Tuesday, 29 March 2016, in New York, by the Secretary-General...

ISA Selects Candidates for Contractor Training Programmes
JAMAICA, Kingston (8 March 2016) - - On 3 March 2016, the ISA Legal and Technical Commission selected first-ranked and alternate candidates for the Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) training programmes.    In the event that any...

Call for Applications: 2016 Internships at Meiofauna & Macrofauna Taxonomy Workshop in France
JAMAICA, Kingston (12 February 2016) - -  The Institut français de Recherche pour I’Exploitation de le Mer (Ifremer) is offering five (5) internships for candidates from developing States to participate in a 5-day taxonomy workshop that will be held in Brest, France, from 27 June to the 1 July 2016 as part of the yearly summer schools organized by LabexMER. The...

New Ambassador of China presents credentials to the Secretary-General
JAMAICA, Kingston (8 February 2016) - - The newly appointed Ambassador of China to Jamaica,  His Excellency, NIU Qingbao, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton of the Authority on Thursday, 4 February 2016, as the new Permanent Representative of China to the International Seabed Authority.      Ambassador...

ISA Commences First Periodic Review
JAMAICA, Kingston (29 January 2016) - - The first periodic review of the manner in which the international regime for the Area has operated in practice has commenced.  The review is being carried out pursuant to article 154 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Article 154 requires the Assembly of the Authority, every five years from the entry into...

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