News & Announcements

Syamal Kanti Das Of India Elected President Of ISA Council For 2010
Syamal Kanti Das of India was yesterday elected President of Council of the International Seabed Authority for 2010.  Mr Das (Biographical Note) is currently Advisor of his country's Ministry of Earth Sciences and Secretary to the Earth Science Commission of the Government of India. At its session, Council also elected four vice-presidents : Cote d'Ivoire (...

ISA Receives Voluntary Trust Fund Contribution From China
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The International Seabed Authority today announced a contribution of US$20,000 to the ISA Voluntary Trust Fund. ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, accepted the donation, which was made on behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China by His Excellency Mr. Chen Jinghua, Permanent Representative to the ISA and Ambassador to...

ISA Secretary-General Addresses 64th Session Of The UN General Assembly
KINGSTON, JAMAICA - In his first address to the General Assembly since being elected ISA Secretary-General, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton spoke about matters relating to Oceans and the Law of the Sea . He said he felt extremely privileged to have been invested with the responsibility for guiding the work of the Authority over the next four years. He said the ISA Council...

ISA To Host Geological Workshop In December
The workshop on the finalization of the Geological Model of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone is scheduled for 14-17 December at the Authority's headquarters in Kingston. Experts from academic institutions, public and private enterprises, contractors and member states are expected to attend. The Geological Model will provide scientific information to prospectors on...

Geological Model Review Meeting Agrees On Modality Schedule
Experts attending the final review meeting of the geological model have agreed on a schedule of corrections/modifications to the model and the Prospector's Guide to be completed by the end of October 2009. The modification schedule includes the incorporation of reviewed changes followed by the necessary modifications to figures and tables of the geological model;...

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