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

Report | Empowering Women from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in Deep-Sea Research

Report Launch | The Contribution of the International Seabed Authority to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Report Launch | The Law of the Sea: An Ocean of Opportunity for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE |
ISA emphasizes the importance of strengthening multilateralism in ocean affairs for the sustainable management of global public goods at the ASEAN Conference on the 40th Anniversary of UNCLOS
PRESS RELEASE |
ISA successfully concludes workshop on enhancing genetic approaches to advance deep-sea taxonomy for biodiversity assessment in the Area
CALL FOR PROPOSALS |
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

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