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

Development of a collector head prototype for deep sea mining

Gliwice (Poland) On October 7, 2022, IOM representatives T. Abramowski and P. Balaz met with a team of engineers from KOMAG (Institute of Mining Technology), represented by M. Kalita and K. Stankiewicz, who are developing a collector head for a prototype of hydraulic mining device for deep seabed mining. Tests of the functionality of the … Read more

Seminar on genetic studies of benthic organisms

Szczecin (Poland) Dr Przemysław Dąbek and Dr Romain Gastineau of University of Szczecin presented the results of research works on genetic identification of benthic organisms collected in 2014 and 2019 by the IOM team in the license area in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Genetic research is an important part of the IOM environmental baseline studies programme. … Read more

IOM/ISA Training Programme 2022

Szczecin (Poland)/Prague (Czech Republic)  The IOM/ISA Training Programme 2022 started on Monday, September 5th, and will last until Friday, October 14th 2022. Nine trainees from seven Developing States (Bangladesh, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago) are taking part in the extensive, comprehensive training combining economic, geological, environmental, metallurgical and legal aspects … Read more