Former Director General Prof. Kotliński passed away

With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Professor Ryszard Kotliński – an eminent geologist and longstanding Director General of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, as well as the President of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority. We express gratitude to Professor Kotliński for his contributions to science and years of collaboration. Our heartfelt condolences … Read more

The 81st Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) The 81st meeting of the IOM Council was held from 13 to 17 November 2023 at the IOM headquarters in Szczecin, Poland. The meeting was chaired by Mr Dušan Kúšik, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Slovak Republic. The important topics were the appointment of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria Mrs T. … Read more

New publication

A new article – Complete mitochondrial genome of the abyssal coral Abyssoprimnoa gemina Cairns, 2015 (Octocorallia, Primnoidae) from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, Pacific Ocean – was recently published in Zookeys. The article is available in our Publications section.

6th ISA Annual Contractors’ Meeting

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Director General of IOM T. Abramowski took part in the ISA’s sixth annual contractors’ meeting, which was held from 22 to 24 October 2023 in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. Twenty-two representatives of exploration contractors attended the three-day meeting in person and remotely. The meeting was an opportunity for … Read more

The ISA Contractors’ Training Programme

Szczecin (Poland)  The International Seabed Authority Contractors’ Training Programme with the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization has finished. All the trainees prepared reports on their hard and fruitful work during the programme and presented them during the last meeting at IOM’s headquarters on Friday 13th October 2023. The participants received certificates confirming successful completion of the programme. … Read more

Workshop Critical Minerals for Slovakia

Bratislava (Slovakia) The Deputy Director General of IOM P. Balaz took part in the workshop Critical minerals for Slovakia, held on 21 June 2023. The event was organized by the State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, … Read more

The 80th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) The 80th meeting of the IOM Council was held from 12 to 16 June 2023 at the IOM headquarters in Szczecin. The session was chaired by Mr P. Kavina, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Czech Republic. The topic of the meeting was organizational, legal and scientific issues related to the activities of the organization … Read more

Selection of candidates to participate in the ISA 2023 Contractor’s Training Programme with Interoceanmetal

Szczecin (Poland)  Five candidates from developing countries were nominated by the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority to take part in the ISA 2023 Contractor’s Training Programme with the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization. Congratulations to:Ms Madiha H. Moustafa from Egypt,Mr Brian L. Lynch from Jamaica,Ms Shahrin Azmee from Bangladesh,Ms Mereseini A. Radidi from … Read more

End of Training Certificate Presentation Ceremony

Szczecin (Poland)  Seven IOM trainees, who successfully completed their internships under the IOM Training Programmes 2020 and 2022, and a representative of IOM K. Mianowicz, took part in the Training Certificate Presentation Ceremony on 26 May 2023 organized virtually by the International Seabed Authority. The IOM “Multidisciplinary Training in PMN Project Management” was held in … Read more