Documents and Publications

All publications of the Authority are available in both print and electronic format.
The regular publications include an annual compendium of selected decisions and documents of the Authority (published in the six official languages.

The Authority also publishes a number of Technical Reports, Briefing Papers and Workshop Proceedings.

In keeping in trend with global publishing, the International Seabed Authority has in 2013 launched a publishing strategy utilising a print-on-demand partnership with Amazon's CreateSpace, an on-demand publishing platform in a bid to reduce printing and shipping costs.

The first publications that the Authority has published using this strategy were Technical Studies Nos. 11 and 12 and the Basic Texts.

Although electronic copies are freely available on the Authority's website, users who prefer print copies are also able to order a copy directly through Amazon