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

Call for proposals for the development of an action plan to increase public deep-sea literacy and general understanding of the legal framework for activities in the international seabed area | Deadline 25 Sept 2020

Consultancy for the development of a strategic roadmap to implement scientific programmes under the Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research in the Area | Deadline 25 Sept 2020

Stakeholder Consultations on draft standards and guidelines | Draft Regulations for Exploitation | Deadline 20 Oct 2020

Latest News

ANNOUNCEMENT |
ISA Assembly endorses proposal to take procedural decisions during its 26th Session through a silence procedure
PRESS RELEASE |
DeepData workshop highlights importance of global data sharing platform to improve knowledge of deep-sea ecosystems and protect the marine
STATEMENT |
Secretary-General's Statement on the United Nations at 75