Part II of the 27th meeting of the ISA Council concluded

Kingston (Jamaica) The second part of the 27th session of the Council of the International Seabed Authority was held on 19-29 July 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica. The Council made progress in discussing the draft exploitation regulations for mineral resources in the Area. To this end, four working groups were established on: (1) financial model and … Read more

IOM-UCT meeting

Prague (Czechia), 23-24 June 2022 Representatives of IOM and UCT (University of Chemistry and Technology, Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Prague) discussed problems related to test work on the project Deep sea nodules – water evaporation experiment. The drying test of polymetallic nodules was performed in a special climatic chamber, simulating the given air … Read more

The 78th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Prague (Czechia) The 78th IOM Council meeting took place from 6 to 10 June 2022 in Prague. Some participants took part in a video-conference form. The IOM Council meeting 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 … Read more

Meetings of the International Seabed Authority Council

Kingston (Jamaica) The Council adopted decisions on the election of Mr. Tomasz Abramowski (Poland, IOM Director General) as the President of the ISA Council for the 27th Session. The meetings of the Council will last ten days (21 March to 1 April) and will focus on the draft regulations for deep-seabed mineral resources exploitation.

The IOM training programme

Szczecin (Poland) Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) pursuant to its contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with ISA on 29 March 2001 is offering four (4) opportunities for candidates from developing States between September and October 2022. Candidates will receive a comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary training in the field of polymetallic nodules project management … Read more

Working meeting with KOMAG

Gliwice (Poland) KOMAG Institute of Mining Technology in Gliwice and the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization join forces to develop mining collector for polymetallic nodules. In cooperation with KOMAG, we are starting work on the mining collector. The first stage concerns the hydraulic tests of the collecting head. For this purpose, KOMAG has built for us a … Read more

The 77th Council of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization

Szczecin (Poland) The 77th IOM Council meeting took place from 29 November to 3 December 2021 in Szczecin, with some participants taking part in a video conference form. The IOM Council meeting was chaired by Mr. P. Kavina, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Czech Republic. The topic of the meeting was organizational, legal and scientific issues … Read more

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