Continental Shelf Limits: The Scientific and Legal Interface by Peter J. Cook, Chris M. Carleton

By Peter J. Cook, Chris M. Carleton

Article seventy six of the United countries conference at the legislations of the ocean lays down the foundations and rules governing claims to a continental shelf past 2 hundred nautical miles for the a hundred thirty coastal States and entities that experience ratified or acceded to it. This booklet is designed to assist these coastal States enforce the provisions of Article seventy six, overlaying the technical matters concerned and explaining the interface among the felony recommendations contained in the article. It covers all facets that might must be thought of via a coastal nation if it needs to make a declare lower than the conference, together with the features of continental margins, distance choice, bathymetric info assortment. geological and geophysical strategies, and boundary conditions.

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Continental Shelf Limits: The Scientific and Legal Interface

Article seventy six of the United international locations conference at the legislation of the ocean lays down the foundations and laws governing claims to a continental shelf past 2 hundred nautical miles for the one hundred thirty coastal States and entities that experience ratified or acceded to it. This publication is designed to aid these coastal States enforce the provisions of Article seventy six, overlaying the technical concerns concerned and explaining the interface among the criminal recommendations contained in the article.

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A coastal State may explore the continental shelf or exploit its natural resources beyond 200 M before its outer limit is final and binding, in accordance with article 76. The coastal State faces a degree of uncertainty if it so proceeds and should do so, if at all, with caution, particularly if there is a bilateral issue involved with a neighboring opposite or adjacent State. Annex II addresses the Commission's functioning by way of seven-member subcommissions, with provisions for excluding members of the Commission who are na- tionals of the coastal State making the submission from the subcommission dealing with that submission.

New York. United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. 1993. The Law of the Sea: Definition of the Continental Shelf. New York. 3 Legal Aspects of the Continental Shelf Robert W. Smith George Taft the express consent of the coastal State. " The Convention allows a coastal State to claim an exclusive economic zone which shall not extend beyond 200 M from the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured. In the exclusive economic zone, inter alia, a coastal State has The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Convention) establishes a comprehensive framework for addressing the issues implicated in the uses of ocean space.

New York. 3 Legal Aspects of the Continental Shelf Robert W. Smith George Taft the express consent of the coastal State. " The Convention allows a coastal State to claim an exclusive economic zone which shall not extend beyond 200 M from the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured. In the exclusive economic zone, inter alia, a coastal State has The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Convention) establishes a comprehensive framework for addressing the issues implicated in the uses of ocean space.

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