News & Announcements

The Seabed Authority Ushers in New Secretary-General
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 January 2017) - -  Mr. Michael Lodge began his tenure as the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 1 January 2017.  He was elected Secretary-General on 21 July 2016 at the Authority's 22nd Session for a 4-year term. Mr. Lodge has been the Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel of the Authority since 2008. His...

Workshop Announcement: Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area
JAMAICA Kingston (9 December 2016) - - A workshop on the ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area will be held in Berlin, Germany from 19-24 March 2017. The workshop is jointly organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Federal Institute...

NOW ONLINE: Comments to Draft Exploitation Regulations
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 December 2016) - -  The Authority has received 43 submissions of comments from stakeholders on its working draft Regulations and Standard Contract Terms on Exploitation for Mineral Resources in the Area. Among them, eight were submitted by governments (seven members and one observer), ten by Contractors, one by an international organization and...

Call for Applications: Internships at Ifremer through its Contractor Training Programme
JAMAICA, Kingston (18 November 2016) - -  The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) is offering two (2) internships for candidates from developing States in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority.  The two-month long internships will take place at Ifremer's deep­sea...

Deadline for Comments to Working Draft Exploitation Regulations Extended
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 November 2016) - -  The deadline for comments by members and all stakeholders to the initial working draft regulations and standard contract terms on exploitation for mineral resources in the Area has been extended to 25 November 2016.    The zero draft is the first step toward consolidating the views of the Authority’s...

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