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.


NEW Study of the Potential Impact of Polymetallic Nodules Production ....  [Advance Unedited Version]

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Roadmap  | Regulatory Framework for Delivery of Draft Exploitation Regs and Standards and Guidelines 2019-2020

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Twenty-sixth session of the ISA Legal and Technical Commission concludes remote meetings today
Workshop on Marine Scientific Research in the Area: Establishing a collaborative platform to enhance biodiversity knowledge for environmental management in mid-ocean ridge ecosystems 15-17 December 2020
ISA workshop on DeepData: focusing on data management strategy 21 – 25 September 2020