Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM)

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URL: http://www.iom.gov.pl/

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Founded

1987-04-27

History

27 Apr 1987, based on an intergovernmental agreement originally signed by Bulgaria, Vietnam, German Democratic Republic, Cuba, Poland, USSR and Czechoslovakia. Operations started, Dec 1987. Also referred to as Interoceanmetal.

Aims

Carry out prospecting and exploration of polymetallic nodules in the North East Pacific ocean; prepare for future commercial development of nodule resources; develop mining technology to cause minimal disturbance to the marine environment; broaden the spectrum of potential uses for the nodules; ensure that deep-sea mining using clean technology becomes an attractive alternative to environmentally destructive land mining.

Events

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Activities

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Structure

Council (meets twice a year); Board of Directors; Auditory Commission; Ad Hoc Technical Advisors Group; Technical and Scientific Experts Group; Finance and Administration Division.

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UIA Org ID

XD1796

Last News

2007

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