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Canada and the ISA Address Challenges Facing Women in Deep-Sea Marine Scientific Research
JAMAICA, Kingston (24 July 2018) - -Canada and the International Seabed Authority today co-hosted a side event on Enhancing the Role of Women in Deep-Sea Marine Scientific Research through Focused Capacity-Building Initiatives to Achieve the Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Although numerous initiatives have been adopted and implemented at...

ISA Secretary-General Presents the Inaugural Edition of Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research to Dr. Diva Amon from Trinidad and Tobago
JAMAICA, Kingston (23 July 2018) - - On 23 July 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Michael Lodge, presented the inaugural edition of the ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research at the 24th session of the Assembly of the Authority. The Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research is one of seven...

Prof Mariusz-Orion Jędrysek of Poland Elected President of ISA Assembly
JAMAICA, Kingston (23 July 2018) - -  Professor Mariusz-Orion Jędrysek of Poland was elected President of the International Seabed Authority Assembly for the 24th Session.  He succeeds Mr Eugénio Muianga of Mozambique. Mr Jędrysek is Secretary of State and Chief National Geologist and Deputy Minister of Environment of Poland.  He is also Government...

COMRA/ISA Outline First Steps in Developing and Implementing Regional Environmental Management Plans in Joint Side Event
JAMAICA, Kingston (17 July 2018) - - The China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and the International Seabed Authority (ISA), today, co-hosted a side event on the First Steps in Developing and Implementing Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) in the North Pacific and North Atlantic. COMRA officials, Mr Feng Liu, Mr Xue-Wei Xu...

Council Hears Report of Joint Meeting of the Legal & Technical Commission and the Finance Committee
JAMAICA, Kingston (17 July 2018) - - The Chair of the Legal & Technical Commission, Ms Michelle Walker provided a report on the joint meeting to Council today, at its 239th meeting of the 24th Session. Ms Walker said the joint meeting between the two organs was very timely and recommended that the process be a regular one so that both organs kept each other updated on...

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