News & Announcements

Poland Applies for Approval of Plan of Work for Exploration for Polymetallic Sulphides
JAMAICA, Kingston (31 January 2017) - - On 25 January 2017, the Secretary-General of the Authority received an application submitted by the Government of the Republic of Poland for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The application area is in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge located between Hayes, Atlantis and Kane transform fault zones and...

ISA Review Committee Meets in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (29 January 2017) - - The ISA Review Committee will meet in Kingston from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February 2017 to discuss the status of its review report under Article 154 of UNCLOS. Article 154 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea requires the Assembly of the Authority, every five years from the entry into force of the Convention...

ISA Issues Discussion Paper on the Development of “Environmental Regulations” For Exploitation in the Area
JAMAICA, Kingston (25 January 2017) - - The International Seabed Authority today issued a Discussion Paper to advance stakeholder discussion in connection with the development and drafting of Regulations on Exploitation for Mineral Resources in the Area (Environmental Matters) – so-named “Environmental Regulations”. The Discussion Paper sets out the background to the...

Organizational Changes at the Secretariat
JAMAICA, Kingston (20 January 2017) - - In an effort to better communicate with members and contractors of the Authority, Secretary-General Michael W Lodge recently announced the first phase of organizational changes at the Secretariat. These are: The appointment of Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera as Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General. Mr Ascencio-Herrera...

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria appoints Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority
On Tuesday, 11 January 2017, Mrs. Taous Achab of the Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, presented her credentials as the Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority to the Secretary-General, Mr. Michael W. Lodge. Mrs. Taous Achab joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria in 1976 and was appointed as Permanent Representative...

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