Meeting of the Assembly

The 27th Session of the International Seabed Authority

The 27th session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed on 4 August 2022 after three days of in-person meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica. Some delegations attended the session virtually. The meetings were presided by Mr. Olav Myklebust (Norway), who served as Acting President of the Assembly for the 27th session in the absence of the elected president, H.E. Mr. Satyendra Prasad (Fiji).

ISA Assembly 2022

The second part of the 27th session of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed on 29 July 2022 after ten days of meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica. A total of 35 of the 36 Members of the Council attended the session in person or virtually; other Members and 14 observers were also in attendance.

ISBA 27 Council

The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened the meetings of Part II of its 27th session on Monday, 18 July 2022. The Council will be meeting for ten days until 29 July 2022 and 33 of the 36 members are in attendance, either in person in Kingston, Jamaica or through video link. The main item on the agenda of the Council is the draft regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area (ISBA/25/C/WP.1) prepared by the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and submitted to the Council in March 2019.

Council

On 13 July 2022, the Finance Committee of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened its meetings under the second part of the 27th session of ISA. The Finance Committee will be meeting in person for three days until 15 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Committee formally adopted its agenda (ISBA/27/FC/L.1) and re-elected Mr. Andrzej Przybycin (Poland) as Chair and Mr. Kenneth Wong (Canada) as Vice-Chair of the Committee for the 27th session.

Finance Committee 2022

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The first part of the 27th session of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) closed on 1 April 2022 after ten days of meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica. All 36 Members of the Council attended the session in person or virtually; other Members and 15 Observers were also in attendance.

The ISA Council meetings focused on the draft Regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area.

council part 1 27 session

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.

LTC 27th session

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).

IWG Env 28-Feb