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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is inviting proposals for a consultancy to prepare a standard and/or guidelines for insurance obligations for activities in the international seabed area (the Area).

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are now open for a deep-sea taxonomy postdoctoral fellowship with Ifremer for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The 18-month fellowship position will focus on developing and testing new methods and technologies for deep-sea species identification and is expected to begin in February 2022.

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PRESS RELEASE

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) shared on Friday 1 October 2021 with all its Members and Observers the indicative programme of work and the information note on matters for consideration by the ISA Council during the resumed 26th session scheduled to take place on 6-10 December 2021.

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The Government of the Republic of Nauru will be conducting a stakeholder consultation on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) developed by Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) to conduct technical trials of a prototype nodule collector in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean next year, in 2022.

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PRESS RELEASE

Following communications held with the President of the Assembly and the President of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for the 26th session, the Secretariat of ISA informed on Friday 17 September all Members and observers of ISA of the new schedule for the meetings of the twenty-sixth session of the Council and the Assembly.

The meetings will take place in person at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston as follows:

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PRESS RELEASE

Today, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) hosted the first webinar of a new series called ISA Marine Scientific Research Information Series for Africa.

The webinar series was created specifically for ISA African Member States and other stakeholders in the region and seeks to strengthen their capacity to conduct research in the Area, a need identified by them during a workshop organized by ISA in February 2020.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

On 13 September 2021, the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) confirmed the selection of candidates for four online training opportunities provided by China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

The selected candidates are:

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ANNOUNCEMENT

The deadline to apply for 14 online training opportunities provided by China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA) for candidates from developing States Members of ISA has been extended to 8 October 2021 instead of 10 August.

The placements are being offered in accordance with COMRA’s obligations under its contracts with ISA for exploration of polymetallic nodules (PMN, 10 placements) and polymetallic sulphides (PMS, 4 placements).

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The deadline for nominations for nine online training opportunities provided by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) of the Government of India for candidates from developing States Members of ISA has been extended to 11 October 2021 instead of 5 August.

The placements are being offered by MoES in accordance with its obligations under its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with ISA.

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PRESS RELEASE

On 19 August 2021, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Sub commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions of the International Oceanic Commission of UNESCO (IOCARIBE) successfully hosted the “Co-design workshop on Capacity Development: 1. The Deep Sea".

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The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Sergey Petrovich, presented his credentials to ISA Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, during a ceremony held today in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ambassador Petrovich is a career diplomat who joined the Russian diplomatic service in 1993. He is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Jamaica and the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ISA.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Building on the activities of the Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources (ADSR) project and the identification of specific capacity-building and development needs by African country members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the ISA Secretariat is convening a series of webinars on marine scientific research (MSR) focusing on a wide range of topics, such as mineral resources assessments, enviro

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ANNOUNCEMENT

The International Seabed Authority (ISA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea (MOMAF) and the National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK), will convene an online workshop on Enhancing Image-based Biodiversity Assessments to Advance Deep-Sea Taxonomy via the Microsoft Teams platform from 12 to 14 October 2021. The workshop will be conducted in two separate sessions:

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are now open for seven (7) training opportunities for candidates from developing States Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, in accordance with its obligations under its contracts for exploration for polymetallic sulphides (PMS) and for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts (CFC) in the Area. 

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PRESS RELEASE

The fourth workshop organized in the framework of the Abyssal Initiative for Blue Growth project (#OceanAction16538) successfully concluded today with increased understanding among participants of key components of environmental management and monitoring requirements related to activities in the international seabed area (the Area).

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