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.

Announcements

Applications for training opportunities with COMRA (PMS) | Deadline: 8 October 2021

Applications for training opportunities with COMRA (PMN) | Deadline: 8 October 2021

Applications for training opportunities with MOES, India | Deadline: 11 October 2021

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE |
Indicative programme of work and information note for in-person meetings of the 26th session of ISA Assembly released
PRESS RELEASE |
ISA-Indonesia national capacity-building workshop increases understanding of environmental components of the legal framework governing activities carried out in the Area
PRESS RELEASE |
ISA successfully concludes virtual workshop on the utilization of images for biodiversity assessment

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