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

Memorandum of Understanding

Szczecin (Poland) The Interoceanmetal Joint Organization is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a partnership with a company known as a pioneer in offshore mining and a leader in marine minerals industry development. It is our joint effort to deliver minerals for the Green Shift in a responsible and sustainable … Read more

ISA Contractors’ Meeting

Delft (Netherlands)  IOM representatives took part in the annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed, held in Delft (Netherlands) from 4 to 7 December 2022. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by Allseas and the Technical University Delft to discuss areas of … Read more

The 79th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) The 79th meeting of the IOM Council was held from 28 November to 2 December 2022 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 … Read more

ISA’s Workshop on Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative

Seocheon (Republic of Korea) The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of the Republic of Korea organized the inception workshop on Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative (SSKI), with the adoption of a clear roadmap of activities to achieve tangible outputs to 2025. The workshop took place from 29 November to … Read more

ISA’s Workshop on Enhancing Genetic Approaches to Advance Deep-sea Taxonomy

Seocheon (Republic of Korea) The representative of IOM K. Mianowicz took part in the ISA’s workshop on enhancing genetic approaches to advance deep-sea taxonomy for biodiversity assessment in the Area. The meeting was held from 23 to 25 November 2022 and gathered experts from the scientific community, exploration contractors, government and regional organizations from 20 … Read more

Signing the Extension Agreement

Kingston (Jamaica)  On 4 November 2022, Mr. Tomasz Abramowski, the Director General of IOM and Mr. Michael W. Lodge, the Secretary-General of the ISA, signed the Agreement on the Extension of the Contract for Exploration for Polymetallic Nodules for a period of 5 years. Exploration works will continue to determine the geological resources and environmental … Read more

The Deep Sea Minerals Conference

Bergen (Norway) The representative of IOM Kamila Mianowicz took part in the Deep Sea Minerals Conference organized by the GeoPublishing in Bergen on 26-27th of October 2022. The lecture of K. Mianowicz “Environmental baseline studies in the IOM claim area within the CCZ, Pacific Ocean” was part of the session on the environment and license … Read more

Visit of the ISA representative

Szczecin (Poland)  On 20 October 2022, Oystein Bruncell Larsen, Head of Compliance Assurance and Regulatory Management (CARMU) of the International Seabed Authority, visited IOM headquarters and Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences of the University of Szczecin. During the meeting, current research activities of IOM were discussed, including the presentation of the IOM training program. … Read more