News & Announcements

Cook Islands Investment Corporation Signs Exploration Contract with the International Seabed Authority
JAMAICA, Kingston (16 July 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority and the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. The Contract was signed in Kingston on Friday 15 July 2016, in Kingston, by the Secretary-General of the International...

International Seabed Authority Legal and Technical Commission Issues Working Draft Exploitation Regulations
JAMAICA, Kingston (14 July 2016) – The ISA Legal and Technical Commission today issued the initial working draft Regulations and Standard Contract Terms on Exploitation for Mineral Resources in the Area as part of its remit from the Council to develop the Mining Code for activities in the Area. The draft is a first step toward consolidating the views of the Authority’s...

International Seabed Authority and the International Hydrographic Organization Sign Agreement of Cooperation
JAMAICA, Kingston (14 July 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) today signed an Agreement of Cooperation in Kingston. The purpose of the agreement is to specify the scope of cooperation between the IHO and the Authority where both organizations will consult each other on matters of common interest with a view to...

Seabed Council Approves Agreement of Cooperation, Completes Discussion on Three Agenda Items
JAMAICA, Kingston (13 July 2016) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority meeting in Kingston this afternoon disposed of four agenda items and elected vice-presidents to serve the executive body in 2016, took note of a report on the periodic review of the implementation of plans of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area and a report on...

International Seabed Authority Opens Twenty-Second Annual Session in Kingston
JAMAICA Kingston (12 July 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority began its twenty-second annual session in Kingston, Jamaica, today with a crowded agenda, including elections to its executive Council, two subsidiary organs and of a Secretary-General to steer its activities for the next four years. The Authority’s supreme organ, the Assembly, and the Council...

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