Lecture Polymetallic nodules – metal resources on the Pacific seabed

Szczecin (Poland)  On 25 June 2024, Dr. P. Balaz, a geologist of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, gave a presentation at the Geocentrum of the University of Szczecin. The lecture entitled “Polymetallic nodules – metal resources on the Pacific seabed” was aimed at presenting polymetallic nodules as a source of critical metals for securing the needs … Read more

The 82nd meeting of the IOM Council

Szczecin (Poland)  The 82nd meeting of the IOM Council was held from 10 to 14 June 2024 at the IOM headquarters in Szczecin, Poland. The topics discussed by the Plenipotentiary Representatives of the IOM member states covered organizational and legal issues related to the activities of the organization, matters related to the third extension of … Read more

GeoHab Conference 2024

Arendal (Norway)  The IOM representative K. Mianowicz took part in the GeoHab 2024 conference held in Arendal on 6-10 May 2024, presenting the talk Habitat mapping as a management tool for the projected exploitation activities in the IOM’s license area in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. The GeoHab conference is the annual event focusing on Marine Geological … Read more

Environmental collaboration workshop

Southampton (UK) Representatives of IOM T. Abramowski, K. Mianowicz and J. Jerzy took part in the environmental contractor’s collaboration workshop which was held from 10 to 11 January 2024 in Southampton, UK. Contractors presented their work, methodologies, discussed potential collaboration regarding to habitat mapping, pelagic baseline, data management and action under each topics. K. Mianowicz … Read more

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. It is so far, to our knowledge, only the second representative of the CCZ benthic fauna to have its mitochondrial genome sequenced. The article is available … Read more

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 finished

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 13 October 2023. The participants received certificates confirming successful completion of the programme. The … Read more