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

NEW Study of the Potential Impact of Polymetallic Nodules Production ....  [Advance Unedited Version]

NEW  |  LTC amended ISBA/25/LTC/6/Rev.1

S-G Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research |  Deadline 18 July 2020  |  Flyer

Training Opportunity Extension |  NORI | GSR | COMRA

Roadmap  | Regulatory Framework for Delivery of Draft Exploitation Regs and Standards and Guidelines 2019-2020