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

OTGA/DOALOS Course: Conduct of Marine Scientific Research under the UNCLOS

Oostende (Belgium)  A representative of IOM dr Kamila Mianowicz took part in the 5-day training course on Marine Scientific Research (MSR) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) held in UNESCO/IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) Project Office for IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange) on 6-10 May 2019. Dr Mianowicz … Read more

Multicorer test

Szczecin (Poland)  On 7 February 2019, deploying of the Bernett type multicorer was carried out on Dabie lake. Employing transparent tubes with the inner diameter of 9.5 cm, the device simultaneously took series of undisturbed samples of lake sediments and water. The multicorer samples are used for variety of studies, such as geochemical analysis of … Read more

Meeting with CVMR

Toronto (Canada)  From 24 to 27 January 2019, IOM’s General Director Tomasz Abramowski payed a technical visit at the CVMR company. Engaged in mining and metallurgical processing of metals and metal ores, the CVMR company is the owner of the carbonyl technology ( The patented technology is used for metal extraction, especially of high purity … Read more

The 71st Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland)  The 71st Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization took place in Szczecin (Poland), 19-23 November 2018, with the participation of plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr Andrzej Przybycin. Current topics concerning the activities of IOM were discussed … Read more

IOM Training Programme 2018

Szczecin, Poland (18 October 2018)  Last week two trainees of International Seabed Authority completed training program prepared by the IOM. Ms. Karina Melias Astriandhita of Indonesia and Mr. Mohamed Saad Gaballah Awad of Egypt received a comprehensive multidisciplinary training in the field of polymetallic nodules project including methods of sea exploration, marine geology, environmental research … Read more

ISA Exploration Contractors Meeting

Warsaw (Poland)  IOM representatives Tomasz Abramowski, Ivo Dreiseitl, Peter Balaz and Kamila Mianowicz took part in 2-day consultative meeting held in Warsaw from 15 to 16 October 2018. The meeting provided a forum to address issues of mutual concern between the Authority and Contractors. ISA Secretariat introduced the beta version of ISA database and provided … Read more

CRIMM-IOM Work Meeting

Changsha (China)  On 9 October 2018, an official meeting between representatives of IOM and Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CRIMM) was held at the CRIMM, China. The IOM organization was represented by Kamila Mianowicz, Peter Balaz and Yulia Jerzy-Mostashova. The CRIMM was represented by Zhuo Xiaojun, Shen Yujun, Liu Yuwei and Carey Wu. … Read more

Workshop on Processing Technologies, Metal Recoveries & Economic Feasibility of Deep Sea Mining

Warsaw (Poland)  From 3 to 6 September 2018 the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization together with the Polish Ministry of the Environment and International Seabed Authority organized the workshop on Processing Technologies, Metal Recoveries & Economic Feasibility of Deep Sea Mining at the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw, Poland. The workshop was focused on the following topics: … Read more