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

Applications for training opportunities with COMRA (PMS) | Deadline 10 August 2021

Applications for training opportunities with COMRA (PMN) | Deadline 10 August 2021

Call for consultant(s) to undertake a gender-mapping and identification of critical barriers to the participation of women from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in deep-sea related research disciplines and activities | Deadline: 15 July 2021

Applications for training opportunities with MOES, India | Deadline 5 August 2021

Applications for engineering training with China Minmetals Corp. | Deadline: 31 July 2021

Applications for a Master’s degree scholarship with NORI | Deadline: 27 September 2021

Applications for undergraduate scholarships with Marawa | Deadline: 27 September 2021

Stakeholder Consultations on draft standards and guidelines | Comments

Latest News

ANNOUNCEMENT |
ISA to host a Workshop on Enhancing Image-based Biodiversity Assessments to Advance Deep-Sea Taxonomy on 12-14 October 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT |
Applications now open for seven (7) training opportunities with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
PRESS RELEASE |
Fourth regional workshop of the Abyssal Initiative project to support capacity development of Pacific SIDS sponsoring States focusing on environmental management and monitoring of activities in the Area concludes successfully