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New Training Opportunities Announced

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has announced new opportunities for 2018 in three different Contractor Training Programs.  The total of fifteen new openings are designed for trainees from developing States and include opportunities for scholarships, seminar support, internships and at-sea training. The new opportunities are supported through the training programs of Global Sea Mineral Resources […]

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deep blue sea mining

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

CHARLES GODDARD on THE ECONOMIST – THE WORLD IN 2018 | Dec 2017 “No one imagined deep-sea mining would be easy. But the coming year will help shape the nascent industry even before any mining begins. The International Seabed Authority (ISA), the UN body overseeing mining in international waters (roughly 65% of the ocean), aims […]

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ISA Secretary-General Talks Deep Seabed Mining at Ocean Board Meeting

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 16 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston – –  The Authority has done a good job over its 24 years of existence of building its institutional capacity to manage deep seabed mining. Speaking at the special session on deep seabed mining at the 88th meeting of the Ocean Studies Board of the National […]

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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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Training Opportunities

New Contractor Training Candidates Selected

International Seabed Authority (ISA) Contractors have a legal obligation to provide and fund training opportunities for young men and women Developing States. The following new candidates have been accepted for training placements since July: China (announced 1 August 2017) The China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) offered three training positions: Md. Bazlar […]

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Mining Code

A Glance at the Mining Code

As the International Seabed Authority (ISA) gets ready to begin its 23rd Annual Meeting this August in Kingston, it’s a noteworthy reflection point to consider the progressing state of the “Mining Code”.  “Mining Code” is the term used by the ISA to describe the entire body of rules, regulations and procedures that will regulate prospecting, […]

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Seabed Authority

Seabed Authority seeks to project itself

ALPHEA SAUNDERS on JAMAICA OBSERVER | 25 June 2017 “The International Seabed Authority (ISA) on Friday held a public forum to promote its presence and value in Jamaica and its relevance to the region. The three-hour-long session held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, was also an opportunity for several ISA contractors, […]

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