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The Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened the meetings of the first part of its 27th session, taking place virtually between 14 and 18 March 2022.

Mr. Harald Brekke (Norway) was re-elected as Chair of the LTC for the 27th session, and Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa) was re-elected as Vice-Chair.

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On 1 March 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) formalized their partnership to advance deep-sea taxonomic standardization in the Area.

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I wish to reiterate our full commitment to advancing women empowerment and leadership in all areas of work of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), especially in the fields of law of the sea and marine scientific research. I personally attach the highest importance to this commitment. As one of the International Gender Champions since 2020, I have taken several steps to ensure we deliver collective transformative results.

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The Government of the Republic of Nauru will be conducting a second and final stakeholder webinar in connection with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being developed by Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) in relation to technical trials of its prototype polymetallic nodules collector.

Nauru invites all stakeholders with an in interest in the collection of deep-sea polymetallic nodules to participate in the webinar, which will take place on 7 March 2022.

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On 17 February 2022, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of seven (7) candidates for training opportunities provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in accordance with its obligations under its respective exploration contracts for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts with ISA. The selected candidates are divided as follows:

Under its contract for polymetallic sulphides, two (2) internship placements for theoretical and at-sea training:

MNRE Feb 2022
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On 28 February 2022, Dr. Raijeli L. Taga (Fiji), facilitator of the informal working group on the protection and preservation of the marine environment, will host a webinar to present her suggested revised text for Parts IV and VI and Annexes IV, VII and VIII of the draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area (ISBA/27/C/IWG/ENV/CRP.1).

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking a consultant to assist with the development and implementation of a media engagement strategy that takes into account the complex environment within which ISA is fulfilling its mandate under the United Nations of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and in line with its strategic framework.

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The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is launching two art competitions that aim to celebrate the deep sea, marine science and deep-sea exploration.

The competitions on the theme "deep-sea exploration” are open until 16 May 2022 and the winners will be announced on World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2022, during a special event held in Kingston, Jamaica.

For its local art competition, ISA is inviting all students under age 16 and registered in an elementary school in Jamaica to submit drawings or paintings.

WOD 2022 competition announcement
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By ISA Secretary-General Mr. Michael W. Lodge

It is with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of my predecessor as Secretary-General, Nii Allotey Odunton on 13 February 2022 at his home in Ghana.

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Applications are now open for one (1) three-month virtual internship for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placement is provided by the Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte. Ltd. (OMS) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

OMS Internship 2022
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Ambassador Fermin Gabriel Quiñones Sánchez presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to ISA during a special ceremony held on 9 February 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

ISA - Cuba - Credentials Feb 2022
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Applications are now open for four (4) training opportunities for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

IOM Feb 2022
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking a consultant with requisite experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex development projects with national or international organization or related fields to support the implementation of its programmatic mandates in the fields of marine scientific research and capacity development.

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Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to ISA during a virtual ceremony held on 3 February 2022. 

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The deadline to apply for seven training opportunities provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of the Russian Federation for candidates from developing States Members of ISA has been extended to 31 January 2022 instead of an initial date of 25 August 2021 and an extended date of 3 January 2022.

The placements are being offered in accordance with MNRE’s obligations under its contracts with ISA for exploration of polymetallic sulphides (PMS, 2 placements) and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts (CFC, 5 placements).

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