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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
Nairobi, Kenya 26-28 November 2018

(23 November 2018)
How can the sustainable development of deep seabed minerals contribute to the Blue Economy and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda? What can be done to ensure the protection and preservation of the marine environment as well as equitable sharing of financial and economic benefits derived from activities in the international seabed area?

ISA will convene its first Taxonomic Exchange Workshop at the Senckenberg am Meer, Marine Research Department, Wilhelmshaven, Germany from June 10-15, 2013.

The workshop is the first of three and will focus on megafauna with two other workshops to focus on macrofauna and meiofauna in contract areas.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 10 July 2012 - -The Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) will today begin to hear oral presentations by the five new applicants for seabed exploration.

The five applicants  are UK Seabed Resources Ltd. (sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); Marawa Research and Exploration Ltd.(a state enterprise of the Republic of Kiribati); G-TECH Sea Mineral Resources NV (sponsored by the Government of Belgium); the Government of the Republic of Korea and IFREMER (sponsored by the Government of France).

KINGSTON, JAMAICA  15 November  2010 - - The International Seabed Authority/Tongji University scholarship application deadline has been extended to 31 January 2011.

The Scholarships Programme will provide  funding for  3 - 5 candidates from developing countries in the field of marine sciences to pursue Masters or Doctorate degrees in Marine Science at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

sensitization seminar on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the work of the Authority and on marine mineral resources of the South and Equatorial Atlantic Ocean, will be convened by the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the International Seabed Authority from 26 to 28 November 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The historic twentieth session of the International Seabed Authority ended in Kingston this afternoon after its Assembly completed debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report and acted on five decisions including the Authority’s budget for the 2015-2016 biennium. The Assembly set 13-24 July 2015 as the date for the Authority’s next session.

JAMAICA, Kingston (2 July 2015)  - - On 30 June 2015, His Excellency, Mr. Jean-Michel Despax presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the Authority, Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of France to the International Seabed Authority.
 
Ambassador Despax is a trained engineer who joined the diplomatic service in his early thirties after completion of his studies at the French National School of Public Administration. 

JAMAICA, Kingston (9 May 2016) - -  The ISA Legal and Technical Commission has selected five candidates for internships offered by Institut francais de Recherche pour I’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer).

The candidates will participate in a 5-day taxonomy workshop that will be held in Brest, France, from 27 June to the 1 July 2016 as part of the yearly summer schools organized by LabexMer.

The five first-ranked candidates are as follows:

JAMAICA, Kingston (2 March 2017) - - China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) are offering training opportunities to candidates from developing States, in accordance with their respective exploration contracts for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts and polymetallic sulphides, with the International Seabed Authority.

JAMAICA, Kingston (16 November 2017) - -  The Authority has done a good job over its 24 years of existence of building its institutional capacity to manage deep seabed mining.

JAMAICA, Kingston (5 July 2018) - - His Excellency Mr Juan José González Mijares, today presented his Credentials to Secretary-General Michael Lodge as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Seabed Authority.

He is also Ambassador of Mexico to Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Prior to being posted to Jamaica, he was Ambassador of Mexico to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.

Ambassador González Mijares has been a member of the Diplomatic Service since 1990.