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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Latest News

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International experts meet to discuss management approaches and measures for the development of a REMP for the Area of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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ISA presents its Marine Scientific Research Action Plan in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science via a High-Level webinar
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Launching ceremony of the ISA-China Joint Training and Research Centre