The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is inviting comments from stakeholders on the first set of draft standards and guidelines to support the implementation of the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the international seabed area (the Area).
The 26th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), closed today, after 4-weeks of online meetings held remotely for the first time from 6 to 31 July 2020.
The International Seabed Authority (ISA), in collaboration with the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA), and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will convene a workshop on Marine Scientific Research in the Area, via an online platform from 15 to 17 December 2020.
The workshop aims to:
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will convene a 5-day workshop on the ISA DeepData database focusing on data management strategy from 21 to 25 September 2020, via an online platform. The workshop will be conducted in three parts:
Workshop on the development of a Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
23 November – 4 December 2020
Call for nomination of experts and submission of scientific information to support workshop objectives
26 October - 6 November 2020
The International Seabed Authority (ISA), in collaboration with the National Marine Institute of the Republic of Korea (MABIK), will convene a virtual workshop on ‘Deep Sea Taxonomic Standardization: Strategic Approaches for Collaboration,’ via the WebEx online platform from 15 to 16 September 2020.
The second part of the 26th Session of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and the Finance Committee of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened online today. This is the first time ever, that the expert members of the technical bodies have met remotely.
The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is pleased to announce that a series of virtual workshops will be organized for ISA members, as well as observers, contractors, relevant international and regional organizations, academic institutions, and scientific groups before the end of 2020.
These workshops will be organized in collaboration with relevant members of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and various partner organizations to:
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) today announced that all activities for the rest of 2020, under the Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research in the international seabed area (the Area) will be postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, no new applications will be reviewed during 2020.
The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has commissioned a study to assesses the potential impact of polymetallic nodules production from the international deep seabed area (the Area) on the economies of developing land-based producer States of metals, which would be most seriously affected.
Blue Minerals Jamaica Limited (BMJ), a company sponsored by the Government of Jamaica, has applied for approval of a plan of work from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, located in the Pacific Ocean.
Polymetallic nodules contain nickel, copper, cobalt and manganese, which are the subject of increasing interest with the rise of green energy technologies required for a low-carbon future.
Today, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) marked the occasion of World Oceans Day on 8 June at the United Nations virtual event ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean,’ where leading voices from around the globe convened to celebrate the role of the oceans in everyday life and inspire action to protect the ocean and the sustainable use of marine resources.
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) today launched its new website to provide its Member States and the wider ISA community with an improved user experience.
The site has been redeveloped with a new look and feel, and helpful navigation features so users can easily find up to date information about ISA, along with its programmes and activities.