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MIT Comparative Study of Economic Models for Polymetallic Nodule Mining Now Available Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT | 29 January 2019 The comparative study of economic models requested by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Council is now available on the ISA website: http://bit.ly/isa-wg  Prepared by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the study, which compares four economic models, will be reviewed at the first meeting of the open-ended working group of the ISA Council, […]

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ISA Returns

ISA Returns to Kingston

The 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) began Monday morning, March 5th with the opening of the Council. The Council will continue to meet 5-9 March, followed by the Legal & Technical Commission (LTC) from 12-23 March. Both meetings will review current ISA contracts and discuss the Draft Exploitation Regulations produced by the […]

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International Seabed Authority internship associate legal officer environmental management plans Women and girls in science ISA Releases Stakeholder Submissions to Draft Exploitation Regulations

Associate Legal Officer; International Seabed Authority

Associate Legal Officer (JO#2018-020006) Posted Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018 – 20:45 Level: P-2 Duty Station: Kingston, Jamaica Unit: Office of Legal Affairs Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 18:00 All applicants must fill in the Online Personal History Form. All applications will receive an automated message confirming receipt of the application. Due to the high […]

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The ISA’s Biggest Issue of 2018

As we move into the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 24th annual meeting (part 1), DSM Observer caught up with some of the seabed mining community’s key actors to ask them a single question, “What is the biggest single issue facing the ISA this year?” The respondents, representing a range of stakeholder groups, include an ISA […]

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International Seabed Authority internship associate legal officer environmental management plans Women and girls in science ISA Releases Stakeholder Submissions to Draft Exploitation Regulations

International Seabed Authority Internship

The Authority accepts interns on a limited basis, depending on the specific needs of the respective offices within the secretariat and their capacity to effectively support the institution under the United Nations-Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme for Human Resources Development and Advancement of the Legal Order of the World’s Oceans, administered by the Division for […]

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New Sponsor for Marine Science

New Sponsor for Marine Science

AISWARYA LAKSHMI on MARINELINK | 2 March 2018 “The International Seabed Authority (ISA), the agency responsible for regulating mining and related activities in the international seabed, beyond national jurisdiction, an area that includes most of the world’s oceans, is becoming the tenth sponsoring organization of GESAMP.” Read the full story on MarineLink

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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 1 March 2018 JAMAICA, Kingston – –  On Monday 26 February 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority presented its Draft Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023 on the organisation’s website, in English and French, the two working languages of the Authority. The Plan is the Authority’s highest-level document that will […]

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ICPC Appoints New International Law Adviser

ICPC Appoints New International Law Adviser

LYMINGTON, United Kingdom–On 1 March 2018, Mr. Kent Bressie becomes the new International Cable Law Adviser (ICLA) for the prominent organisation, International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC). Kent replaces Doug Burnett who left the role in late 2017 to accept a U.S. Government appointment. In his role, Kent will work with the ICPC’s Executive Committee, Secretariat, […]

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Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 March 2018 A Guam-based lawyer says the international community’s legal position largely ignores environmental safeguards when it comes to Deep Sea Mining. Blue Ocean Law’s Julian Aguon says the International Seabed Authority does not give due consideration to the precautionary principle or the prevention of transboundary harm when issuing exploration […]

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