“The International Seabed Authority is a Kingston, Jamaica-based intergovernmental body of 167 member states and the European Union established under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its 1994 Agreement on Implementation.“ I went with writer Chris Lord to talk about their plans for regulating the mining of the ocean floor. In June of 2021 the island nation of Nauru asked the ISA to complete the rules and regulations for the mining of the ocean floor. Nauru has drawn up plans with a Canadian contractor to extract nodules from the ocean floor, which contain precious metals that can be used in the manufacturing of batteries and other technology. According to the Law of the Sea, The ISA has 2 years to come up with these rules.