Meeting of the Assembly

The 26th Session of the International Seabed Authority

Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group of the Council 2020

Documents List for the Third Meeting of an open-ended informal working group of the Council in respect of the development and negotiation of the financial terms of a contract under article 13, paragraph 1 of Annex III to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and under section 8 of the Annex to the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 to be held in Kingston, 13-14 February 2020.

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MIT Presentation: Decision Analysis Framework & Review of Cash Flow Approach

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presentation

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Presentation: Developing a Financial Model for other Deep Sea Minerals

MIT Presentation

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ISBA/26/C/CRP.1

Collation of specific draft suggestions by members of the Council

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ISBA/26/C/L.1

Provisional Agenda of the Council

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ISBA/26/C/L.2

Proposal to amend draft decision (ISBA/25/C/L.2) of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission  |  Submitted on behalf of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom 

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ISBA/26/C/L.2 Markup

Proposal to amend draft decision (ISBA/25/C/L.2) of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission

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ISBA/26/C/L.3

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority concerning the candidate for the election of the Secretary-General

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ISBA/26/C/L.4

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the budget of the Authority for the financial period 2021–2022.

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ISBA/26/C/L.5

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules submitted by Blue Minerals Jamaica Ltd.

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ISBA/26/C/L.6

Draft revised agenda of the Council

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ISBA/26/C/L.7

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by Interoceanmetal Joint Organization for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.8

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.9

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by the Government of the Republic of Korea for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.10

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.11

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.12

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.13

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany for extension of a contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources and the Authority

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ISBA/26/C/L.14

Draft decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority concerning the decisions adopted under silence procedure in 2020 and 2021

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ISBA/26/C/1

Agenda of the Council

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ISBA-26-C-INF.1

List of Delegations. Council Part 1

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ISBA/26/C/1 Rev.1

Revised agenda of the Council

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ISBA/26/C/2

Comments on the draft regulations on the exploitation of mineral resources in the Area

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ISBA/26/C/3

Implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission

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ISBA/26/C/3/Add.1

Implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission.

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ISBA/26/C/4

Status of contracts for exploration and related matters, including information on the periodic review of the implementation of approved plans of work for exploration
 

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ISBA/26/C/4/Add.1

Status of contracts for exploration and related matters, including information on the periodic review of the implementation of approved plans of work for exploration

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ISBA/26/C/5

Election to fill a vacancy on the Legal and Technical Commission in accordance with article 163, paragraph 7, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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ISBA/26/C/6

A Procedure for the development, approval and review of Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs). Submitted by the delegations of Germany and the Netherlands, co-sponsored by Costa Rica 

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ISBA/26/C/7

A template with minimum requirements for Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) – a proposal for a standardized approach.  Submitted by the delegations of Germany and the Netherlands, co-sponsored by Costa Rica. 

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ISBA/26/C/8

Report of the Chair on the outcome of the third meeting of the open-ended working group of the Council in respect of the development and negotiation of the financial terms of a contract under article 13, paragraph 1, of annex III to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and section 8 of the annex to the Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 

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ISBA/26/C/9

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the election in 2021 of members of the Legal and Technical Commission

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ISBA/26/C/10

Decision of the Council concerning a standardized approach for the development, approval and review of regional environmental management plans in the Area

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ISBA/26/C/11

Decision of the Council concerning working methods to advance discussions on the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area

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ISBA/26/C/12

Report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission on the work of the Commission at the first part of its twenty-sixth session

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ISBA/26/C/12/Add.1

Report of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission on the work of the Commission at the second part of its twenty-sixth session.

ISBA/26/C/12/Add.1 – Annex II : Status of implementation by the Commission of the relevant high-level actions and associated outputs for the reporting period 2019-2020

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ISBA/26/C/13

Statement by the President of the Council on the work of the Council during the first part of the twenty-sixth session 

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Comments on Refining Assumptions of the Financial Model

At its last meetings in February 2020, the Council of the International Seabed Authority invited all stakeholders to submit comments to the secretariat by 23 March 2020, for the purpose of further refining the assumptions of the system of payments and associated rates of payment.

In response to this call, the following comments have been received by the Secretariat as of 6 April 2020.

Table of Comments
ISBA/26/C/14

Election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission

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Fourth Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group of the Council 2020

Fourth Meeting of an open-ended informal working group of the Council in respect of the development and negotiation of the financial terms of a contract under article 13, paragraph 1 of Annex III to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and under section 8 of the Annex to the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982;
8-9 October 2020, Kingston

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ISBA/26/C/15

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority for the Enterprise

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ISBA/26/C/16

Memorandum of understanding between the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/17

Draft regulation 30 and draft annex VI to the draft regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area 

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ISBA/26/C/18 - ISBA/26/A/5

Proposed budget for the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2021–2022

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ISBA/26/C/18/Add.1–ISBA/26/A/5/Add.1

Proposed budget for the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2021–2022

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ISBA/26/C/18/Add.1/Rev.1– ISBA/26/A/5/Add.1/Rev.1

Proposed budget for the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2021–2022.

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ISBA/26/C/18/Add.1/Rev.2– ISBA/26/A/5/Add.1/Rev.2

Proposed budget for the International Seabed Authority for the financial period 2021–2022

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ISBA/26/C/19

Laws, regulations and administrative measures adopted by sponsoring States and other members of the International Seabed Authority with respect to the activities in the Area, and related matters, including a comparative study of existing national legislation

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ISBA/26/C/20

Letter dated 8 July 2020 from the facilitator appointed by the Council regarding the election of members of the Legal and Technical Commission addressed to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/21–ISBA/26/A/10

Report of the Finance Committee.

ISBA/26/C/21-ISBA/26/A/10 - Annex IIIStatus of implementation by the Committee of the relevant high-level actions and associated outputs for the reporting period 2019-2020

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ISBA/26/C/22

Report and recommendations of the Legal and Technical Commission to the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules by Blue Minerals Jamaica Ltd

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ISBA/26/C/23-ISBA/26/A/8

Report on the implementation of the strategic plan for the Authority for the five-year period 2019–2023 by the Council.

Annex II : Status of implementation by the Council of the relevant high-level actions and associated outputs for the reporting period 2019-2020

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ISBA/26/C/24

Report on the relinquishment of 50 per cent of the area allocated to China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) under the contract for Exploration for Polymetallic Sulphides between COMRA and the International Seabed Authority

The list of geographic coordinates of 50% Relinquishment Area

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ISBA/26/C/25

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority concerning the candidate for the election of the Secretary-General.

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ISBA/26/C/26

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the budget of the Authority for the financial period 2021–2022.

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ISBA/26/C/27/Rev.1

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for polymetallic nodules submitted by Blue Minerals Jamaica Ltd.

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ISBA/26/C/28

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to the annual overhead charge referred to in section 10.5 of the standard clauses for exploration contracts.

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ISBA/26/C/29

Election to fill a vacancy on the Legal and Technical Commission in accordance with article 163, paragraph 7, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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ISBA/26/C/30

Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority concerning the extension of the term of office of the current members of the Legal and Technical Commission and other related matters.

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ISBA/26/C/31

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/32

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between JSC  Yuzhmorgeologiya and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/33

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/34

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd. and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/35

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/36

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/37

Application for extension of the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/38

Letter dated 30 June 2021 from the President of the Council of the International Seabed Authority addressed to the members of the Council

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ISBA/26/C/39 - ISBA/26/A/24

Development of rules, regulations and procedures on the equitable sharing of financial and other economic benefits derived from activities in the Area pursuant to section 9, paragraph 7 (f), of the annex to the Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

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ISBA/26/C/40

Submission of members of the Council of the International Seabed Authority from the African Group in relation to the request by the Republic of Nauru pursuant to section 1, paragraph 15 of the 1994 Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

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ISBA/26/C/41

Report on the relinquishment of 50 per cent of the area allocated to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation under the contract for exploration for polymetallic sulphides between the Ministry and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/42

Report on the relinquishment of part of the area allocated to Global Sea Mineral Resources NV under the contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules between Global Sea Mineral Resources NV and the International Seabed Authority

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ISBA/26/C/43

Review of the implementation of the Environmental Management Plan for the Clarion-Clipperton Zone

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ISBA/26/C/44

Status of the draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area and a proposed roadmap for 2022 and 2023. Advance Unedited Version.

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ISBA/26/C/45

Election to fill a vacancy on the Legal and Technical Commission in accordance with article 163, paragraph 7, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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