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 payment mechanism for deep-sea mining, (2) the protection and preservation of the marine environment, (3) inspection, compliance and enforcement and (4) institutional matters. The Council of the 27th session was chaired by Mr. Tomasz Abramowski (IOM, Poland). Foto: ISA.