A person with appropriate competence who is formally granted the power to make judgements and take decisions on technical or resource issues within a defined scope.
Source: IOGP Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, June 2014. Global Standards
‘Authority’ means the International Sea-Bed Authority
Source: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982, Legislation