JAMAICA, Kingston (29 January 2016) - - The first periodic review of the manner in which the international regime for the Area has operated in practice has commenced. The review is being carried out pursuant to article 154 of the United Nations...
News & Announcements
JAMAICA, Kingston (20 January 2016) - - The International Seabed Authority is calling for nominations by member States, of candidates for election to its Legal and Technical Commission and Finance Committee.
Each nomination must be...
ISA Calendar of Events
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
Documents and Resources
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