International Seabed Authority (ISA) headquarters is Kingston, Jamaica

Q.  Where is the headquarter of International Seabed Authority (ISA) located?
- Published on 16 Jun 16

a. Jamaica
b. Madagascar
c. Geneva
d. Sydney

ANSWER: Jamaica
  • The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is an intergovernmental body based in Kingston, Jamaica, that was 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 the Law of the Sea Convention (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)).
  • The agreement between the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will allow India to undertake exploration and other developmental activities related to polymetallic sulphides in the allotted area of 10,000 sq km.

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