also known as the Area, has long been left relatively idle due to its
inaccessibility and the difficulties in making meaningful use of it.
Today, however, technological advances have made industrial deep-seamining operations possible, and the increasing demand for minerals and
metals for the development of new technologies while land-based mines
are facing depletion has led to a surging interest in deep-seamining
humanity (including for deep-seamining and bioprospecting),
while the self-explanatory Commission on the Limits of the Continental
Shelf does something similar when setting the baselines of territorial
waters (Hannigan, 2016 ).
There are, then, plenty of instances where diverse global
governance regimes and institutions seek to manage the global ocean in
its surface, deep-water and sub-sea totality. The