DEADLINE EXTENDED - Calls for proposals for a consultancy to assess the potential contribution of ISA to promoting research on plastic pollution in the deep seabed

microplastics
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services to assess the potential contribution of ISA to promoting research on plastic pollution in the international seabed area (the Area).

The consultant/individual contractor will work in close collaboration with ISA exploration contractors to analyze and assess the opportunity for ISA to promote and facilitate research on the occurrence, distribution, deposition and risk assessment of (micro)plastics in the Area and identify possible pathways forward.

Applicants should have the requisite research experience in (micro)plastics and marine debris and be knowledgeable in risk assessment frameworks and transport/distribution models.

Applications should be submitted to rfp@isa.org.jm no later than 15 November 2022 26 November 2022.

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