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 Andrzej Gagelganc. The participants discussed several topics relating … Read moreThe 73rd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

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 moreInternational workshop Towards a standardized approach to REMPs in the Area

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 moreIOM Training Programme 2019

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 stuff was led by an authorized representative I. Dreiseitl (expert in geology). The … Read moreIOM-2019 scientific expedition completed

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 more25th International Seabed Authority Session

The 72nd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Bratislava (Slovakia)  The 72nd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization was organised on 13-17 May 2019 by the Slovak Ministry of Environment and the State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur. The participants included plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of … Read moreThe 72nd Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

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 moreWorkshop on the Development of Standards and Guidelines for the Mining Code

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

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 moreMulticorer test