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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...

Seabed Authority Opens 17th Session In Kingston, Elects Presiding Officers And Adopts Agendas
The International Seabed Authority began its seventeenth session today with an extensive agenda which includes finalization of a regime for prospecting and exploration for cobalt-rich crusts in the deep seabed Area and action on pending applications for exploratory contracts. Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, was this morning elected...

Applications For Exploration Contracts; Historic Advisory Opinion In Crowded Agenda Of ISA 17th Session
Applications for Exploration Contracts; Historic Advisory Opinion  on the Responsibilities and Obligations of Sponsoring States  among Substantive Issues in Crowded Agenda of  Seabed Authority 17th Session Other topics include finalization of regulations for exploration of  cobalt-rich crusts in Area; and election of members of two bodies...

InterRidge/ISA Endowment Fund Awards Three Fellowships
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 16 June 2011 - - The Interridge/ISA Endowment Fund Fellowship Programme recently awarded fellowships to three students from developing countries. The three successful applicants are Mr. Girish Beedessee (Mauritius), Mr. Srinivas Rao (India) and Mr. Sabyasachi Sautya of India. Mr. Girish Beedessee is currently working at the Mauritius Oceanography...

Four Pending Applications For Exploration Contracts Represent New Milestone For Seabed Authority
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 13 June 2011 - - The most important substantive issue to be considered during the forthcoming Session will be the consideration of four pending applications for exploration contracts in the Area. Speaking at the 21st 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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