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.

Announcements

Report | Empowering Women from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in Deep-Sea Research

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

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE |
ISA Secretary-General joins the 77th session of the UNGA commemorating the 40th Anniversary of UNCLOS
PRESS RELEASE |
ISA Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative roadmap to 2025 establishes an inclusive collaborative partners network to unlock biodiversity knowledge in the Area
CALL FOR PROPOSALS |
Call for proposals for consultancy services to undertake a study on the internalization of environmental costs of exploitation activities in the Area in the production costs of minerals from the Area

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