ISA Exploration Contractors Meeting

Warsaw (Poland)  IOM representatives Tomasz Abramowski, Ivo Dreiseitl, Peter Balaz and Kamila Mianowicz took part in 2-day consultative meeting held in Warsaw from 15 to 16 October 2018. The meeting provided a forum to address issues of mutual concern between the Authority and Contractors. ISA Secretariat introduced the beta version of ISA database and provided a hands-on training session for contractor data managers and resource persons. ISA presented information and recent experiences with training program for trainees from developing States.

The meeting participants included representatives from the Government of India, Deep Ocean Resources Development Co. Ltd., Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany, China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association, Government of the Republic of Korea, China Minmetals Corporation, UK Seabed Resources Ltd., Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer, Global Sea Mineral Resources NV, Yuzhmorgeologiya, the Government of Russia, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Companhia De Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and members of International Seabed Authority Secretariat.