Hard copies of the following electronic publications are also available from the Authority's library.

[Because of the size of some of the publications - it is suggested that users download the particular publication of interest to them to their local drive first before opening the file]

Selected Decisions

The Authority publishes annually a compendium of selected decisions and documents from each session, cited as, e.g. Selected Decisions 8, 43-53. The online versions available are as follows:

Workshop Proceedings

  • Minerals other than Polymetallic Nodules of the International Seabed Area; Proceedings of the International Seabed Authority's Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica, June 26-30, 2000.
    (ISBN 976-610-647-9)
  • Standardization of Environmental Data and Information: Development of Guidelines; Proceedings of the International Seabed Authority's Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica, June 25-29, 2001.
    ISBN 976-610-486-7
  • Prospects for international collaboration in marine environmental research to enhance understanding of the deep-sea environment: Proceedings of the 29 July - 2 August 2002 Workshop held in Kingston, Jamaica.
    ISBN: 976-610-558-8
  • Development of a geological model of the polymetallic nodule resources in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone : Proceedings of the 13-20 May 2003 workshop held in Nadi, Fiji
    ISBN: 976-95217-3-6
  • Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts Deposits: Establishment of Environmental Baselines and an Associated Monitoring Programme during Exploration. Proceedings of the 6-10 September 2004 Workshop held in Kingston, Jamaica.
    ISBN: 976-95155-7-4 
  • Polymetallic Nodule Mining Technology: Current Status and Challenges Ahead. Proceedings  of the 18-22 February 2008 Workshop held in Chennai, India.
    ISBN: 978-976-8241-08-5

Technical Reports & Studies

  • Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
    Technical Study: No. 12, 2013 | PDF  | NEW! 
  • Towards the Development of a Regulatory Framework for Polymetallic Nodule Exploitation in the Area
    Technical Study: No. 11, 2013 | Ebook | PDFNEW!
  • Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Sea Minerals
    Technical Study: No. 10
    ISBN: 978-976-8241-04-7 
  • Environmental Management of Deep-Sea Chemosynthetic Ecosystems: Justification of and Considerations for a Spatially-Based Approach
    Technical Study: No. 9 
    ISBN: 978-976-95268-9-1
  • Fauna of Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crust Seamounts
    Technical Study: No. 8
    ISBN: 978-976-95268-7-7
  • Marine Benthic Nematode Molecular Protocol Handbook (Nematode Barcoding)
    Technical Study: No. 7 | eBook
    ISBN: 978-976-95268-8-4
  • A Geological Model of Polymetallic Nodule Deposits in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
    Technical Study: No. 6 | eBook
    ISBN: 978-976-95268-2-2
  • Non-Living Resources of the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Speculations on the Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
    Technical Study: No. 5 | eBook
    ISBN: 978-976-95268-1-5
  • Issues associated with the Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
    Technical Study: No. 4 | eBook
  • Biodiversity, Species Ranges and Gene Flow in the Abyssal Pacific Nodule Province: Predicting and Managing the Impacts of Deep Seabed Mining. Technical Study: No.3. | eBook
    ISBN 978-976-95217-2-8
  • Marine Mineral Resources: Scientific Advances and Economic Perspectives (A joint UN-DAOLOS/ISA Publication)
  • Patents Issued for Technologies for Deep Seabed Polymetallic Nodule Exploration and Mining: 1960-1998; (July 2001) Volumes 1-5; Volumes 6-10; ISBN 976-610-389-5
  • Polymetallic massive sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts: status and prospects. Technical Study: No.2.
    ISBN 976-610-467-0.
  • Global non-living resources on the extended continental shelf: Prospects at the year 2000. Technical Study: No.1.
    ISBN 976-610-375-5
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