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 now open for two geological and environmental at-sea training opportunities with TOML.

Stakeholder Consultations on draft standards and guidelines | Comments

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Additional standards and guidelines released for stakeholder consultation - Deadline extended
Nominations open for 2020-2021 Edition of ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-Sea Research
ISA Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of candidates to benefit from Marawa’s at-sea training opportunities