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]

S-G Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research |  Deadline 18 July 2020  |  Flyer

Training Opportunity Extension |  NORI | GSR | COMRA

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

Latest News

ISA announces virtual workshops in 2020 on marine scientific research and regional environmental management plans
Activities under the ISA Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research Postponed until 2021
ISA releases study on the potential impact of mineral production from the international seabed area on the economies of developing land-based producers of these minerals