Following a morning meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) convened on Wednesday afternoon to address: the status of exploration contracts and related matters; the status of laws, regulations and administrative measures adopted by sponsoring states and other ISA members with respect to activities in the Area; the implementation of the decision of the Council in 2016 relating to the summary report of the LTC Chair, including on the development of draft regulations on exploitation, data management, and environmental management plans; and a mechanism for the future elections of LTC members.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.
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The ISA Council in session
L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session; Christine Griffiths, ISA Secretariat; and Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat
Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session
Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General
Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
Frida Armas-Pfirter, Argentina
Karen Tan, Singapore
Wini Broadbelt, the Netherlands
Paul Lynch, Cook Islands
Carlos Alberto Michaelsen Den Hartog, Brazil
Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General (right), in a conversation with Megan Jungwiwattanaporn, Guinnevere Roberts and Conn Nugent, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Malakai Finau, Fiji (right), in a discussion with delegates from Indonesia
L-R: Ernesto Malda and Alonso Francisco Martínez Ruiz, Mexico