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Applications are now open for training opportunities for candidates from developing States with the China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA) as part of the International Seabed Authority (ISA)’s contractor training programme.
ISA is calling for candidates with Bachelor or Master’s Degrees in Science (geology, geophysics, biology or environment) or Engineering (marine, mining, mechanical or electrical) to participate in COMRA’s fellowship and engineering training programmes Qingdao and Changsha, China.
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is pleased to announce the release of its most recent publication listed below issued between January and April 2020.
Kindly note that a few of the publications will only be available electronically on ISA’s website.
TBD 2020 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Postponement of workshop dates
The Government of India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), is conducting a stakeholder consultation on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) developed to conduct technical trials concerning a nodule collector pre-prototype in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 2021.
The aim of the trial is to test the capability of the pre-prototype within a limited area on the seabed, as part of its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
In light of the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) at the headquarters in Kingston as well as in the liaison office in New York is working remotely until further notice. Accordingly, access to the books of condolences for the former Secretary-General H.E. Satya N. Nandan is closed to the public.
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr Michael W. Lodge, informs that in light of the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the ISA headquarters in Kingston, as well as in the liaison office in New York, will be working remotely until further notice.
The Secretariat is keeping the situation under review and will continue to apply the guidance and advice that is received from the World Health Organization, the Secretariat of the United Nations in New York, and the relevant national authorities in Jamaica.
Statement by Mr Michael W Lodge, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority | Jamaica, Kingston 5 March 2020
Gender equality is a prerequisite for economies and communities to thrive. Women’s equal participation promotes sustainable, inclusive development and strengthens capacity in all sectors, including deep-sea scientific research.
Nominations are now open for the Third Edition of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research.
Launched at the ISA Assembly in July 2018, the Award recognizes and encourages the achievements of young researchers from developing countries who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the deep-sea environment, or to the development of environmentally sustainable regulatory frameworks.
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge welcomed H.E. Felix Ramon Garcia Tavera, as the Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to ISA, on 24 February 2020.
Before joining the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica as Ambassador last year, H.E. Felix Garcia served in the Diplomatic Mission in Panama in 2018, and in Columbia from 2009 to 2017.
Statement by ISA Secretary-General Michael Lodge
It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of H.E Satya N. Nandan who served for an unprecedented three terms as Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Through his 12 years of leadership, he built the confidence of the international community in the institution, and the system established for the governance of the resources of the deep seabed.
Applications are now open for two financially supported internship opportunities with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), in cooperation with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK, to candidates from developing States.
ISA is calling for Bachelor, Master or PhD graduates from a range of disciplines, including computer science, marine biology, geology and environment, with experience in marine scientific research or data management systems, to take part in a two-month internship within the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR).
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge welcomed H.E. Deryck Lance Murray, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to ISA, on 14 February 2020
Ms. Michele Walker of Jamaica was today, re-elected as Chair of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), at the opening of the 26th Session meetings of the LTC in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. Harald Brekke of Norway was re-elected as Vice-Chair of the LTC.
On Thursday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority convened for the third day of the first part of its 26th session (ISA-26) in Kingston, Jamaica. Delegates discussed issues relating to the election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), adopting a decision to work intersessionally on a resolution of the issue, for a final decision on the LTC elections to be taken at the second part of ISA-26.
On Wednesday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority convened for the third day of the first part of its 26th session (ISA-26) in Kingston, Jamaica. Delegates discussed aspects related to the draft exploitation regulations, specifically proposals related to regional environmental management plans (REMPs). The Council also discussed issues relating to the election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC).