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ISA is an autonomous international organisation that administers mineral resources in the Area.




7-11 July 2014

14-25 July 2014



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ISA Calls For Nominations for JOGMEC At-Sea Training Programme

The International Seabed Authority is calling for nominations for three short-term training opportunities in 2015 for suitable candidates from developing States provided by JOGMEC.
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The Mining Code

Rules, regulations and procedures issued by the Authority to regulate prospecting, exploration and exploitation of marine minerals in the international seabed Area.

Marine scientific researchbullet
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Central Data Repository

The CDR holds centralized data of public and private information on marine mineral resources.
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Exploration Areas

Areas of exploration in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone and in the Indian Ocean. [GIS Resource Maps]

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Annual Workshops

The Authority hosts workshops on the scientific and technical nature of its work.

Download Documents

  • Selected Decisions and Documents of the Nineteenth Session
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  • Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. ISA Technical Study: No. 12, 2013 
  • Proceedings of the Workshop on Polymetallic Nodule Mining Technology, India. 
  • Towards the Development of a Regulatory Framework for Polymetallic Nodule Exploitation in the Area. ISA Technical Study: No. 11, 2013

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