News & Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT | 18 April 2019



The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will hold a second workshop in the context of the Africa’s Deep-Seabed Resources (ADSR) project, in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa at...

ANNOUNCEMENT | 18 April 2019


The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will hold a workshop on the ‘Development of Standards and Guidelines for the mining code’ in partnership with the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the...

PRESS RELEASE  |  28 March 2019


Today marks a major step forward towards the delivery of a comprehensive legal regime for deep-seabed mining beyond national jurisdiction with the release of draft regulations on exploitation of the mineral...

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 Area...read more

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ISA Calendar of Events

Workshop on the Development of Standards and Guidelines for the Mining Code
May 13, 2019
Informational Workshop Organized by the International Seabed Authority with the Support of the Government of the...
May 16, 2019

The Ocean Conference

Mineral Resources

  • Polymetallic Sulphides

  • Polymetallic Nodules

  • Ferromanganese Crusts

Activities

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!

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

Downloads

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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