Meeting at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Sofia (Bulgaria)  IOM representatives took part in a seminar organized by the Geological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), which took place at the organizer’s headquarters on 17 September 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the seminar, the speakers presented the preliminary results of geochemical and geophysical studies of sediment samples and polymetallic nodules … Read more

International Conference of the Open and Underwater Mining of Minerals

Varna (Bulgaria)  IOM representatives T. Abramowski (Director General), K. Mianowicz and Y. Jerzy-Mostashova took part in the XVI. International Conference of the Open and Underwater Mining of Minerals, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria on September 6-10, 2021. The aim of participation in the conference was to present the results of research on the deep-sea … Read more

The 76th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) Regarding the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and border restrictions imposed by states, the 76th Council of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization was organized from 28 to 29 June 2021 in a hybrid form (some plenipotentiaries participated online). The meeting was attended by plenipotentiaries and delegates of the IOM member states. Mr. Andrey Gagelgants, … Read more

The 75th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland)  The 75th Council of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization has been organized in the form of videoconference on 26 November 2020, with the participation of plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of the IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechia, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The Council meeting was chaired by Mr Andrei Gagelganc. The participants discussed the … Read more

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