News & Announcements
JAMAICA, Kingston (12 May 2016) - - On 10 May 2016, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority received an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese Crusts submitted by the...
JAMAICA, Kingston (9 May 2016) - - The ISA Legal and Technical Commission has selected five candidates for internships offered by Institut francais de Recherche pour I’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer).
The candidates will participate in a...
JAMAICA, Kingston (3 May 2016) - - The Authority's 22nd Annual Session will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from 11-22 July 2016. The Session will be preceded by meetings of the Legal and Technical Commission and the Finance Committee from 4-8 July...
ISA Calendar of Events
The "Mining Code" refers to the whole of the comprehensive set of rules, regulations and procedures issued by the International Seabed Authority to regulate prospecting, exploration and exploitation of marine minerals in the international seabed Area...read more
Documents and Resources
A principal function of the Authority is to regulate deep seabed mining and to give special emphasis to ensuring that the marine environment is protected from any harmful effects which may arise from mining activities including exploration and exploitation. Read more
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Central Database Repository
The Central Data Repository (CDR) holds centralized data of public and private information on marine mineral resources acquired from various institutions worldwide. The Authority uses this data to standardize and evaluate data for quantitative mineral assessments. Read more