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The deadline for applications for three scholarships to attend the University of the Pacific campus in Fiji provided by Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd (Marawa) and Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) as well as for an at-sea engineering training opportunity provided by NORI has been extended to 27 September instead of 5 July and 16 June 2021, respectively.

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will be receiving applications from qualified candidates from developing States Members of ISA for the following opportunities:

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The Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) finalized on 20 July 2021 the selection of the five candidates from developing States Members of ISA who will benefit from a training opportunity provided by the Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) in accordance with its obligations under its contract with ISA for the exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Area.

The five selected candidates are:

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PRESS RELEASE

The Permanent Representative of Namibia to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Neville Melvin Gertze, presented his credentials to ISA Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, during a virtual ceremony held on Wednesday.

Ambassador Gertz is a career diplomat with over thirty years of experience. He has been the Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations in New York since 2016 and became Permanent Representative to ISA in May 2021.  

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The Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) finalized on 20 July 2021 the selection of candidates for two environmental at-sea training opportunities provided by Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contracts for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The two selected candidates are:

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On 20 July 2021, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of candidates for two at-sea training opportunities provided by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contracts for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The two selected candidates are:

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Applications are now open for 14 online training opportunities for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA), in accordance with its obligations under its contracts with ISA for exploration for polymetallic nodules (10 placements) and polymetallic sulphides (4 placements) in the Area.

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Today, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) hosted a side event on “Ensuring the sustainable management and stewardship of the deep seabed and its resources for the benefit of all humanity.” The event, organized in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021, was co-sponsored by the Cook Islands, Ghana, Jamaica, Korea, Malta, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and Ifremer (France).

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Invited to attend the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable Development as ministerial respondent in the session on “Restoring the conditions for SDG progress in African Countries, least developed countries and landlocked developing Countries”, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W.

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Today, the new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Dr. Maureen Piribonemi Tamuno, presented her credentials to ISA Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, during a ceremony held at ISA’s Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Applications are now open for four online engineering training opportunities for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by China Minmetals Corporation (CMC), in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

ISA is calling for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, biology, environment, mining engineering, mineral processing engineering, metallurgical engineering or similar. A good command of English is also required.

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Nominations are now open for nine online training opportunities for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) of the Government of India, in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

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Through a letter dated 25 June 2021, the President of Nauru, H.E. Mr. Lionel Aingimea, has requested that the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) complete the adoption of the rules, regulations and procedures necessary to facilitate the approval of plans of work for exploitation in the Area pursuant to Section 1, paragraph 15 of the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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On 21 June 2021, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Mr. Michael W. Lodge, reported on the status of the work of the Authority to the 31st Meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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World Hydrography Day is celebrated every year on 21 June to highlight the importance of hydrography and its relevance to current global challenges. On this occasion, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) reiterates its commitment to contributing to advance the general knowledge and understanding of the world’s ocean and, in particular, the deep sea and the deep seabed.

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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking one or two consultant(s) with a background in social sciences, gender, sustainable development, science policy or related fields and requisite experience in gender data collection and analysis and/or with a good knowledge and understanding of the marine science research sector/deep-sea research or related fields.

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