Meetings of the International Seabed Authority Council

Kingston (Jamaica) The Council adopted decisions on the election of Mr. Tomasz Abramowski (Poland, IOM Director General) as the President of the ISA Council for the 27th Session. The meetings of the Council will last ten days (21 March to 1 April) and will focus on the draft regulations for deep-seabed mineral resources exploitation.

The IOM training programme

Szczecin (Poland) Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) pursuant to its contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with ISA on 29 March 2001 is offering four (4) opportunities for candidates from developing States between September and October 2022. Candidates will receive a comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary training in the field of polymetallic nodules project management … Read more

Working meeting with KOMAG

Gliwice (Poland) KOMAG Institute of Mining Technology in Gliwice and the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization join forces to develop mining collector for polymetallic nodules. In cooperation with KOMAG, we are starting work on the mining collector. The first stage concerns the hydraulic tests of the collecting head. For this purpose, KOMAG has built for us a … Read more

The 77th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) The 77th IOM Council meeting took place from 29 November to 3 December 2021 in Szczecin, with some participants taking part in a video conference form. The IOM Council meeting was chaired by Mr. P. Kavina, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Czech Republic. The topic of the meeting was organizational, legal and scientific issues … Read more

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

4th Contractors’ Meeting

19 and 22 April 2021 Three representatives of IOM, Tomasz Abramowski, Ivo Dreiseitl and Kamila Mianowicz took part in the fourth annual meeting of exploration contractors to discuss issues of common interest and key areas of work relevant to contractors, organized by the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Issues discussed during this virtual … 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