News & Announcements

Press Release | 25 February 2020

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge welcomed H.E. Deryck Lance Murray, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to ISA, on 14...

Press Release | 24 February 2020

Ms. Michele Walker of Jamaica was today, re-elected as Chair of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), at the opening of the 26th Session meetings of the LTC in...

Daily Bulletin |  24 February 2020

At the first part of the 26th annual session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA-26), the Council addressed issues of both procedure and substance, with substantive discussions focusing on the...

Mining Code

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 more


ISA Calendar of Events

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ISA Deep Data

The data repository 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. The ISA Database is the newest addition.  Read more

The Ocean Conference

Mineral Resources

  • Ferromanganese Crusts

  • Polymetallic Sulphides

  • Polymetallic Nodules


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

Exploration Areas   Training Programmes NEW!


Policy Brief 01/2019
Current Status of the Reserved Areas with the International...
Briefing Paper 02/2018
Design of IRZs and PRZs in Deep-sea Mining Contract Areas
Selected Decisions and Documents of the Twenty Fourth Session (2018)
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