Continental Shelf Limits

Continental Shelf Limits : The Scientific and Legal Interface

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Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea lays down the rules and regulations governing claims to a continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles for the 130 coastal states and entities that have ratified or acceded to it. This book is designed to help those coastal states implement the provisions of Article 76, covering the technical issues involved and explaining the interface between the legal concepts contained within the article. It covers all aspects that will have to be considered by a coastal state if it wishes to make a claim under the Convention, including the characteristics of continental margins, distance determination, bathymetric data collection, geological and geophysical techniques, and boundary conditions. The book does not set out to support a particular or potential more

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  • Hardback | 378 pages
  • 178 x 256 x 24mm | 798.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones, line figures, and maps
  • 0195117824
  • 9780195117820
  • 1,671,541

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"This is a useful and informative reference compilation that will be invaluable to less well-developed nations and their advisors in seeking to establish maritime limits ... informative and relevant"Marine & Petroleum Geologyshow more

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Part A: Setting the Scene ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ; 3. Legal Aspects of the Continental Shelf ; 4. Characteristics of Continental Margins ; 5. Resources of the Continental Shelf ; Part B: Methodology ; 6. Geodetic Techniques ; 7. Historical Methods of Positioning at Sea ; 8. Satellite Positioning Methods ; 9. Historical Methods of Depth Measurement ; 10. Present Day Methods of Depth Measurement ; 11. Interpretation of Bathymetry ; 12. Seismic Reflections and Refraction Methods ; 13. Gravity and Magnetic Methods ; 14. Geological Techniques ; 15. Data Sources, Management, and Presentation ; Part C: Establishing the Case ; 16. Initial Assessment ; 17. The Practical Realization of the Continental Shelf ; Part D: Other Issues ; 18. Ridge Issues ; 19. Deep Sea Fan Issues ; 20. Delimitation Issues ; Part E: Annexes ; Technical Glossary of Terms; Key Provisions UNCLOS; 1958 Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf; Acronymsshow more

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