News & Announcements

The International Seabed Authority Releases Stakeholder Submissions to Draft Exploitation Regulations
JAMAICA, Kingston (27 November 2018) - - The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority has released the submissions from member States and other stakeholders to the “Draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area” (ISBA/24/LTC/WP.1/Rev.1) together with a Briefing Note (ISBA/25/C/2) to supplement the remarks made by the Council at its July 2018...

Media Advisory
Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Nairobi, Kenya 26-28 November 2018 (23 November 2018) How can the sustainable development of deep seabed minerals contribute to the Blue Economy and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda? What can be done to ensure the protection and preservation of the marine environment as well as equitable sharing of financial and economic benefits...

Jihyun Lee of Korea appointed Director at the International Seabed Authority
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael Lodge is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jihyun Lee, of the Republic of Korea as Director of the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR).  Ms. Lee is the first woman, and Korean national to be appointed as a Director at ISA.  She brings with her over...

Call for Applications: Republic of Korea Contractor Training Opportunities
JAMAICA, Kingston (1 November 2018) - - The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering three (3) training places to candidates from developing states under its 2019 training programme: Two (2) At-Sea training places...

ISA To Hold Workshop on Fostering Cooperation to Promote Sustainable Development of Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources in Abidjan
JAMAICA, Kingston (19 October 2018) - -  The International Seabed Authority, African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will co-host a workshop on Fostering cooperation to promote sustainable development of Africa’s deep seabed resources in support of Africa’s Blue Economy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from 22-...

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