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First Part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority

5-9 March 2018 | Headquarters of the International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica

Highlights for Thursday, 8 March 2018

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ISA delegates in informal consultations on compliance

On Thursday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) discussed a draft text on compliance for insertion in the Council President’s statement on the work of this meeting. Delegates debated:

  • what constitutes non-compliance by contractors;
  • reporting obligations by sponsoring states; and
  • reporting by the Secretary-General to the Council.

Informal consultations were held in the evening.

In addition, the Council continued consideration of the draft regulations on the exploitation of deep-seabed minerals in an informal format, focusing on environmental provisions. Discussions focused on:

  • precaution;
  • discharges from mining activities;
  • environmental impact assessments and environmental monitoring; and
  • the role of regional environmental management plans in the draft regulations.

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Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General

Olav Myklebust, Norway, Council President for the 24th Session


ISA participants from civil society and observer organizations


Wini Broadbelt, the Netherlands

Gaia Puleston, Australia


Philomène Verlaan, Sargasso Sea Commission

Kathy Ann Brown, Jamaica


Karen Tan, Singapore

Rose Kautoke, Tonga


Ariel Fernández, Argentina

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar, Panama


Li Lin Lin, China

Arne Küper, Germany

Daniele Bosio, Italy


Tommo Monthe, Cameroon

Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil

Sellé Mbengue, Senegal


Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Vijay Kumar, India


Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group

Ernesto Malda, Mexico


Delegates from Belgium


Delegates from China in consultations


L-R: Laura Gavinelli and Daniele Bosio, Italy


L-R: Kenneth Wong, Canada, in a conversation with Arne Küper, Germany


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