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.


Call for proposals for an assessment of the principal potential benefits from the development of deep-seabed exploration/exploitation for the African continent | Deadline: 1 April 2021

Call for proposals for a consultancy to review the contribution of ISA to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development | Deadline: 31 March 2021

Applications now open for two geological and environmental at-sea training opportunities with TOML.

Stakeholder Consultations on draft standards and guidelines | Comments

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ISA Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of candidates to benefit from GSR training opportunities
Additional standards and guidelines released for stakeholder consultation
ISA Council extends the terms of office of current members of the Legal and Technical Commission