Established : 1994
Headquarter : Kingston, Jamaica
The International Seabed Authority is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.The Authority, which has its headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, came into existence in 1994, upon the entry into force of the 1982 Convention. The International Seabed Authority became fully operational as an autonomous international organization in June 1996
International Seabed Authority (ISA) is a UN body established to organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, an area underlying most of the world’s oceans. It is an organization established by United Nations Convention on the the Law of the Sea Convention(UNCLOS).
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be addressed as a whole.
The Convention was opened for signature on 10 December 1982 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The Convention entered into force on November 1994.