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.


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

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The 2022 Women in the Law of the Sea Conference opens in New York to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of UNCLOS
ISA Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of three (3) candidates to benefit from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation training opportunities
ISA Legal and Technical Commission concludes its review of the environmental impact statement submitted by NORI for the testing of a polymetallic nodule collector under its contract for exploration in the Area

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