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PRESS RELEASE: 19 May 2019
High-level representatives from African States, international organizations and experts on law of the sea, policy, mining, environment protection and geology convened at a regional workshop from 16 to 18 May,...
OPINION PIECE | 15 May 2019 | Mr. Michael W. Lodge, Secretary General of ISA and Mr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO
There has never been a time of greater promise or greater challenge for the future of our oceans....
PRESS RELEASE | 9 May 2019
To mark the 25th Anniversary of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the Government of the People’s Republic of China pledged extraordinary support to the programmes and initiatives of ISA that encourage...
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 Area...read more
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ISA Calendar of Events
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
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Central Database Repository
The Central Data Repository (CDR) 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. Read more