TNPSC Thervupettagam

International Seabed Authority

August 25 , 2017 2520 days 1235 0
  • ISA is an intergovernmental body based in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • It was established to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
  • UNCLOS defines the international seabed area - the part under ISA jurisdiction - as “the seabed and ocean floor and the subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction”.
  • It was established by the Law of the Sea Convention.
  • It has obtained its observer status in the United Nations.
  • Last year, India was re-elected as a member of the Council of ISA.

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