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Encouraging dissemination of research results through the ISA Secretary-General Award for Deep-Sea Research Excellence
by International Seabed Authority (Intergovernmental organization)
The ISA is explicitly mandated to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area (UNCLOS, art.143), and accordingly, the coordination and dissemination of the results of such research analysis. In line with this, the ISA Secretary-General Award for Research Excellence would be an annual/biannual award given to young researchers (under 35 years old) from developing countries as recognition of excellence of their work and their contribution to advance scientific knowledge of the deep-sea environment and improve the development of sound and efficient regulatory frameworks.
Progress reports
December 2017
Terms of Reference finalized
February 2018
Advisory Committee established
July 18
First session of the Award prize
June 18
Selection of the winner by the Advisory Committee
Other, please specify
Resources of the Endowment Fund complemented by voluntary contributions.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 December - 2050 July
Research Entities, UN agencies, Academia, National Governments.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel/Deputy to the Secretary-General, alfonsoa@isa.org.jm, +1(876) 967-2200
Kingston, Jamaica
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