Made up of 167 Member States, and the European Union, the International Seabed Authority is mandated under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area for the benefit of mankind as a whole.

In so doing, ISA has the duty to ensure the effective protection of the marine environment from harmful effects that may arise from deep-seabed related activities.


Applications for four at-sea training opportunities with MOF-KOREA (PMS) | Deadline: 31 August 2022

Applications for two at-sea training opportunities with MOF-KOREA (CFC) | Deadline: 31 July 2022

Applications for five at-sea training opportunities with DORD | Deadline: 31 July 2022

Call for proposals for a consultancy to assist in the management of scientific projects | NEWDeadline: 8 July 2022

Call for proposals for a consultancy in environmental management | NEWDeadline: 8 July 2022

Report Launch | The Contribution of the International Seabed Authority to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Report Launch | The Law of the Sea: An Ocean of Opportunity for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

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High-level event at the 2022 UNOC highlights the importance of multilateralism and international cooperation in ensuring the stewardship of seabed mineral resources and the protection of the marine environment of the Area for the benefit of humankind
ISA High-Level event held at 2022 UNOC reinforces importance for increased international and regional cooperation in support of the sustainable development of ocean-based economies of the most vulnerable countries
ISA Secretary-General underscores the importance of cooperation and partnerships in support of women empowerment and capacity development for the most vulnerable countries at UNOC 2022

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