The International Seabed Authority (ISA) was established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the subsequent 1994 Agreement. Its mission is to organize and control activities in the deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction to ensure the safe and rational management of its mineral resources.
For the first time in 25 years, ISA decided to present its Secretary-General’s Annual Report in an entirely new format to give a better indication of the breadth and scope of its activities over the past year.
The report aims to inform stakeholders involved in deep-sea mining but also the broad public about the status of regulation for exploration and exploitation in the “Area”, the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
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The report is packed with visuals and infographic that help simplify complex issues related to deep-seabed mining and also features personal stories of professionals from developing countries who have benefitted from capacity-building initiatives that aim to ensure that developping countries participate in and benefit from activities related to deep-seabed mining.