United States, Aug. 27 -- The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has launched its new database initiative, DeepData, collected from its exploration activities in the international seabed area for the past 25 years.

Environmental data, including biodiversity information can be accessible to the public around the world, said Jihyun Lee, the director of the environmental management and mineral resources at ISA at a side event at the BBNJ IGC 3 on Monday.

She said the new database could unlock potential knowledge of the deep-sea' and responds to a call for the lack of science and data to inform the current high seas treaty negotiations underway in New York.

DeepData will play a critical role in advancing ISA's work to develop tools to effe...