Highlights and images for 17 July 2018



Highlights for Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Participants greet Michael Lodge (left), ISA Secretary-General, at the morning session

On Tuesday, 17 July, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) addressed:

  • national legislation on deep-seabed mining;
  • the first joint meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and the Finance Committee; and
  • a revised draft of the exploitation regulations.
  • On the revised draft regulations, discussions focused on:

  • preamble;
  • fundamental principles;
  • applications for approval of plans of work in the form of contracts; and
  • rights and obligations of contractors.
  • For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital web coverage and daily reports in English and French from ISA-24. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, will publish a summary and analysis report from ISA-24 on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

    Photos by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera

    Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session
    Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General
    Ma Xinmin and Liu Feng, China
    Michelle Walker, Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC)
    Malakai Finau, Fiji
    Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group
    Tommo Monthe, Cameroon
    Kathy Ann Brown, Jamaica
    Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway
    Didier Ortolland, France
    Urs Daniel Engels, Germany
    Tetsuya Yoshimoto, Japan
    David Yardley, Australia
    Tom Diederen, the Netherlands
    M. Rajeevan, India
    Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See
    Piotr Nowak, Poland
    Guy Sevrin, Belgium
    Conn Nugent, Pew Charitable Trusts
    Duncan Currie, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
    Cristóbal Hernández Castillo and Sergio Hernàndez Núñez, Chile
    Kenneth Wong, Canada
    Gavin Watson, United Kingdom (UK)
    Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh
    Tidiani Couma, Monaco
    Marzia Rovere and Arianna Cofini, Italy
    Delegates from Senegal during the Council meeting
    Delegates from Chile discuss informally
    Kenneth Wong, Canada; Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh; and Lynn Finnegan, ENB
    Delegates before the morning session
    Sergio Hernàndez Núñez, Chile, and Nicole de Paula, ENB
    Steve Persall, UK Seabed Resources, and Kirsty McQuaid, Plymouth University
    Delegates from Japan
    Delegates share a laugh before the afternoon session
    Around the Venue


    Negotiating blocs
    African Group