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

DeepGreen/Nori Global Stakeholder Workshop

San Diego (USA)  The IOM delegate, Kamila Mianowicz, took part in the DeepGreen/Nori Global Stakeholder Workshop held in San Diego (USA), 5-6 February 2020. The workshop was a part of DG/Nori consultation programme to assess the environmental and social impacts (ESIA program) of sourcing metals from nodules found on the seabed in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ). Representatives of … Read more

IOM Training Programme 2020 – application

Szczecin (Poland)  Interoceanmetal Joint Organization offers two (2) opportunities in September-October 2020 for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme in accordance with its Contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with the Authority on 29 March 2001 and extended on 25 May 2017. Candidates will receive a comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary … 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

International workshop Towards a standardized approach to REMPs in the Area

Hamburg (Germany)  The IOM delegate Kamila Mianowicz took part in the international workshop Towards a standardized approach to Regional Environmental Management Plans in the Area, hosted by Germany and co-organized with the Netherlands and Pew Charitable Trusts and held in Hamburg (Germany) from 11 to 13 November 2019. Representatives of scientific community, NGOs, governmental officials, … 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