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JAMAICA, Kingston (11 June 2018) - - Secretary-General Michael Lodge highlighted three major ongoing developments in the work of the Authority while speaking at the 28th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York today.
These critical elements were the Strategic Plan of the Authority, the development of the Mining Code and the process to develop Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) in the Area.
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?
The recent June 2013 taxonomic workshop in Wilhelmshaven, Germany identified various potentials for tackling the taxonomic gap and improving the biodiversity knowledgebase of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ).
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 24 July 2012 - - Thirty years ago, in Montego Bay, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) opened for signature. Today, in Kingston, the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority met in a special session to commemorate that milestone event, and pay tribute to those who worked for the successful adoption of UNCLOS.
KINGSTON JAMAICA, 27 April 2011 - -The election for members to the Legal and Technical Commission will be held in July during the Authority's 17th Annual Session.
Nominations have been received from 23 countries and they are as follows:
The International Seabed Authority will attempt to resolve all outstanding issues in the draft regulatory regimes for prospecting and exploration for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the deep seabed with the aim of adopting the texts at its fifteenth session in Kingston, Jamaica from 25 May to 5 June 2009.
The Assembly of the International Seabed Authority yesterday (22 July) held a day-long special session to commemorate the organisation’s twentieth anniversary with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, noting in a message, that the ongoing development by the Authority of a comprehensive set of rules governing seabed mining would go a long way towards helping States derive tangible benefits from the deep seabed Area.
JAMAICA, Kingston (22 May 2015) - -The International Seabed Authority is inviting Member States, Permanent Missions and Observers to the United Nations to an Open Briefing on Friday 29 May 2015.
The Open Briefing will be held in Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York from 1:15 - 3:15pm.
JAMAICA, Kingston (8 March 2016) - - On 3 March 2016, the ISA Legal and Technical Commission selected first-ranked and alternate candidates for the Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) training programmes.
In the event that any of the first-ranked candidates do not accept the training offer or is unable to take part at short notice, the alternates will be contacted in the order of ranking.
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.
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.