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

Megafauna atlas

Szczecin (Poland)  Interocenametal presents a Megafauna atlas based on research aimed at establishing the likely abundance, composition and distribution of deep sea megafauna in the H22 exploration block of IOM licence area, located in the Clarion Clipperton Zone in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

The 74th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) Concerning the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 74th Council of the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization has been organized in the form of videoconference on 8 June 2020, with the participation of plenipotentiary representatives and delegates of the IOM Member States (Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia). The Council meeting was chaired by … Read more

DeepGreen/Nori Global Stakeholder Workshop

San Diego (USA)  The IOM delegate, Kamila Mianowicz, took part in the DeepGreen/Nori Global Stakeholder Workshop held in San Diego (USA), 5-6 February 2020. The workshop was a part of DG/Nori consultation programme to assess the environmental and social impacts (ESIA program) of sourcing metals from nodules found on the seabed in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ). Representatives of … Read more

IOM Training Programme 2020 – application

Szczecin (Poland)  Interoceanmetal Joint Organization offers two (2) opportunities in September-October 2020 for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme in accordance with its Contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with the Authority on 29 March 2001 and extended on 25 May 2017. Candidates will receive a comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary … Read more