Workshop “From Offshore Oil & Gas to Deep Seabed Mining: new technologies and emerging issues”

18-19 November 2020  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Research Council of Italy organized online workshop “From Offshore Oil & Gas to Deep Seabed Mining: new technologies and emerging issues” with the aim of fostering collaborations and knowledge sharing between the two industry sectors and the academia. T. Abramowski and P. Balaz took … Read more

Megafauna atlas

Szczecin (Poland)  Interocenametal presents a Megafauna atlas based on research aimed at establishing the likely abundance, composition and distribution of deep sea megafauna in the H22 exploration block of IOM licence area, located in the Clarion Clipperton Zone in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

The 74th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) Concerning the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 74th Council of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization has been organized in the form of videoconference on 8 June 2020, with the participation of plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of the IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The Council meeting was chaired by … Read more

The 73rd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland)  The 73rd Council of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization took place in Szczecin (Poland) on 25-29 November 2019, with the participation of plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of the IOM Member States (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The Council meeting was chaired by Mr Andrei Gagelganc. The participants discussed several topics relating … Read more

IOM Training Programme 2019

Szczecin (Poland)  Trainees from developing countries, Ms. Thiwaporn Phonsit (Thailand) and Mr. Jonathan Jonah (Nigeria), have successfully completed the comprehensive six weeks multidisciplinary training in the field of polymetallic nodules project management, organized by the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization as part of the ISA training programme. Ms. Thiwaporn Phonsit and Mr. Jonathan Jonah took part in … Read more

IOM-2019 scientific expedition completed

Szczecin (Poland)  The IOM-2019 scientific expedition has been completed successfully. Exploration works conducted on-board R/V Gelendzhik included geological, environmental and oceanographic research and lasted from 9 May to 2 August 2019. The port of mobilization and demobilization was Balboa, Panama. The IOM staff was led by an authorized representative I. Dreiseitl (expert in geology). The … Read more

25th International Seabed Authority Session

Kingston (Jamaica)  The IOM delegation (Director General T. Abramowski and Deputy Director General P. Balaz) took part in jubilee 25th ISA Session held in Kingston (Jamaica) from 11 to 26 July 2019. IOM representatives participated in the Second Meeting of an open-ended informal working group of the Council in respect of the development and negotiation … Read more

Scientific expedition IOM-2019

In accordance with the Program of Activities for the Period of Extension of the Contract with the International Seabed Authority, the exploration works are being carried out from May to July 2019 in the IOM exploration area on board the R/V Gelendzhik (home port Novorossiysk, Russia). Port of mobilization and demobilization is Balboa, Panama. Geological … Read more

The 72nd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Bratislava (Slovakia)  The 72nd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization was organised on 13-17 May 2019 by the Slovak Ministry of Environment and the State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur. The participants included plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of … Read more

Workshop on the Development of Standards and Guidelines for the Mining Code

Pretoria (South Africa)  The IOM representative dr Kamila Mianowicz took part in a multi-stakeholder workshop organized by the International Seabed Authority, the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Pretoria, South Africa (13-15.05.2019). Presentations, panel discussions and workshop sessions focused on guidelines and process and performance standards that … Read more