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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The Ministry of Earth Sciences of India signs a second extension agreement for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean with the International Seabed Authority
New strategic partnership between the ISA Secretariat and the Research and Information System for Developing Countries formalized
The ISA Secretariat and the National Maritime Foundation of India sign a letter of cooperation in support of joint activities for the development of a sustainable blue economy

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