The ISA has issued three sets of draft guidelines and standards for deep-sea mining for public comment. These are the ‘Draft guideline on the preparation and assessment of an application for the approval of a Plan of Work for exploitation’; the ‘Draft standard and guidelines on the development and application of environmental management systems’; and the ‘Draft standard and guidelines on the form and calculation of an environmental performance guarantee’.
Below is the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition comments on these draft guidelines and standards.
- Available in English.
Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Policy, Regulations
International Seabed Authority
15th October 2020