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.


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DEADLINE EXTENDED - Calls for proposals for consultancy services on the development of geological models for polymetallic nodules and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Area
ISA and the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea strengthen their partnership in support of deep-sea research, data management, sustainable development of seabed minerals and capacity development
DEADLINE EXTENDED - Calls for proposals for two consultancies for the preparation of draft standards and/or guidelines on electronic monitoring and insurance obligations

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