ISA announces virtual workshops in 2020 on marine scientific research and regional environmental management plans

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ANNOUNCEMENT

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:

  • Progress development of regional environmental management plans.
  • Facilitate effective use of the ISA DeepData database by different stakeholders.
  • Support ISA’s role to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area and coordinate and disseminate the results of such research and analysis when available.

Details of the workshop background, collaborators, and terms of references, as well as the modalities of organizing virtual workshops, including registration links and submission of nominations, will be announced for each workshop in due course. 

Dates

Workshop

Mode of participation

15 -16

September 2020

Workshop on deep sea taxonomic standardization: Strategic approaches for collaboration 

  • Through invitation for moderators, speakers, and panelists.
  • Through prior registration for interested experts to join plenary open-forum meeting sessions

21-25

September 2020

DeepData workshop focusing on data management strategy

  • Through invitation for relevant LTC members and contractors.
  • Through prior registration for interested experts to join plenary open-forum meeting sessions.

26 – 30 October

2-6 November 2020

 

Workshop on regional environmental management plan (REMP) for the Area of the North West Pacific

 

  • Invitation through nomination and selection process.

23-27 November,

30 November – 4 December 2020

Workshop on regional environmental management plan (REMP) for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a focus on PMS deposits

  • Invitation through nomination and selection process.

15-17

December 2020

Workshop on marine scientific research in the Area: Establishing a collaborative platform for improving biodiversity knowledge to support environmental management in mid-ocean ridge ecosystems focusing on the Indian Ocean

  • Through invitation for moderators, speakers and panelists.
  • Through prior registration for interested experts to join plenary open-forum meeting sessions

 

For enquiries, please contact: Ms. Camelia Campbell, Administrative Assistant, Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources oemmr-secretariat@isa.org.jm

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