International Seabed Authority

  • It is an intergovernmental body that organizes, regulates and control all mineral (non-living resources) related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
  • HQ : Jamaica
  • Established in 1994
  • It is an organization established by the Law of the Sea Convention
  • It functions under the aegis of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
  • It has an observer status to UN
  • Why in news? India extended contract with ISA to explore Polymetallic Nodules in Indian Ocean

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