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On 26 September 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, opened the first ever Women in the Law of the Sea Conference in New York in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The conference is organized by ISA in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Malta to ISA and the United Nations.

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On 12 September 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of three (3) candidates for theoretical internship placements provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

MNRE-PMS selected candidates Sept 2022
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The Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has concluded its review of an environmental impact statement (EIS) submitted to the Secretary-General of ISA by Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) regarding its plans to carry out testing of a polymetallic nodule collector and mining components in its NORI-D contract area in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Central Pacific Ocean.

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On 12 September 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of six (6) candidates for theoretical internship placements provided by JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

Yuzh selected candidate Sept 2022
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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations successfully hosted two successive workshops at the headquarters of ISA in Kingston, Jamaica, between 5 and 14 September 2022.

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On 6 September 2022, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, delivered a keynote address for the opening of the “Challenger 150” Conference organized by the UK Natural History Museum together with Imperial College and the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

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On 25 August 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of five (5) candidates for at-sea on-board training opportunities provided by Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. (DORD) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

DORD selection Aug 2022
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On 16 August 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of three (3) candidates for on-land training opportunities provided by the Government of Poland in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic sulphides with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

CTP selected trainees - Poland - August 2022
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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) launched a pioneering report, “Empowering Women from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in Deep-Sea Research,” on 30 June at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The report provides detailed information resulting from the first ever gender mapping undertaken in the field of deep-sea research and related disciplines.

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The 27th session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed on 4 August 2022 after three days of in-person meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica. Some delegations attended the session virtually. The meetings were presided by Mr. Olav Myklebust (Norway), who served as Acting President of the Assembly for the 27th session in the absence of the elected president, H.E. Mr. Satyendra Prasad (Fiji).

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The second part of the 27th session of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed on 29 July 2022 after ten days of meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica. A total of 35 of the 36 Members of the Council attended the session in person or virtually; other Members and 14 observers were also in attendance.

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Applications are now open for four (4) undergraduate scholarship opportunities for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd. (TOML) in accordance with its obligations its contract for polymetallic nodules (PMN) with ISA.

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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mariana Durney from Chile as the Legal Counsel of ISA. 

Ms. Durney is an expert and advisor in Public International Law and Law of the Sea with more than 23 years of experience in international affairs. 

Mariana Durney
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The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, is pleased to present the Annual Report 2022 under article 166(4) of the United Nations Convention on the law of the Sea. The report, entitled “Ensuring the sustainable management and stewardship of the deep seabed and its resources for the benefit of humankind”, is aimed at providing the Assembly of ISA with an overview of the activities undertaken by ISA since July 2021.

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The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), together with Argentina, South Africa, the European Commission, the Secretariat of the Convention for the Biological Diversity (CBD), the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer, France), the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK), the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) of IOC/UNESCO and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), launched a new initiative called the “Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative (SSKI)”.

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