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Secretary General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research

The International Seabed Authority is mandated to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area and to coordinate and disseminate the results of such research. In line with this, the Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research is intended to recognize and encourage the achievements of young researchers from developing countries […]

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Pew Charitable Trusts ISA Secretariat

International Seabed Authority and Pew Charitable Trusts

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 14 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – The International Seabed Authority has engaged with the Pew Seabed Mining Project in several areas including partnerships in relation to workshops in environmental matters held in Berlin and a workshop in Uganda earlier this year – the first to be held in a landlocked […]

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Permanent Representatives

International Seabed Authority Holds Briefing Session for Permanent Representatives

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 9 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, today hosted a briefing session for Kingston-based Permanent Representatives to the Authority. In his brief, Mr Lodge spoke about the Authority’s work in progress following the decisions adopted during the 23rd Session in August. At the briefing […]

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Cuba ISA Secretariat

Permanent Representative of Cuba Presents Credentials to the International Seabed Authority

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 7 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – Her Excellency Mrs Inés Fors Fernández, today presented her credentials to Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the International Seabed Authority. Ambassador Fors Fernández is also Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Jamaica. Prior to […]

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ISA Secretariat Japan Presents Credentials

Permanent Representative of Japan Presents Credentials to the International Seabed Authority

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 6 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – HE Hiromasa Yamazaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Seabed Authority. Ambassador Yamazaki is also Ambassador to Jamaica and non-Resident Ambassador to Belize. During his meeting […]

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Poland ISA Secretariat

ISA Delegation Visits Poland

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 27 October 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – On the 15th October 2017, the ISA delegation arrived in Warsaw for a series of official meetings and discussions with the Polish Minister Mariusz Orion Jędrysek and the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) in Szczecin. At the Ministry of Environment, talks with Minister Jędrysek focused […]

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ISA Ocean Governance

New Era for the ISA?

The 23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority – and the first Annual Session under new Secretary General Michael Lodge – convened 31 July 2017 at the ISA headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. By the time of the final gavel on 18 August, the ISA had made a series of decisions with major implications both […]

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Open Ocean Treaty

UN Committee Recommends Intergovernmental Conference to Negotiate Open Ocean Treaty

On Friday, July 21st, a U.N Preparatory Committee on high seas biodiversity agreed on a recommendation to the U.N. General Assembly to advance an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) to negotiate a potential Open Ocean Treaty for the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems beyond national jurisdiction. Unlike the seabed beyond national jurisdiction, which has had a legal […]

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Korea

Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea Presents Credentials to ISA

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 21 September 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – – Mr Lee Young-gyu, chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea presented his credentials to Secretary-General, Michael Lodge, as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Seabed Authority on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Prior to […]

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