Continental Shelf Limits: The Scientific and Legal Interface

Hardcover | September 15, 2000

EditorPeter J. Cook, Chris M. Carleton

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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 coastalStates 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.

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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 coastalStates implement the provisions of Article 76, co...

Peter J. Cook is at British Geological Survey.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195117824

ISBN - 13:9780195117820

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ContributorsPART I: SETTING THE SCENE1. Peter J. Cook, Chris M. Carleton: Introduction2. Jean-Peirre Levy: The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea3. Robert W. Smith, George Taft: Legal Aspects of the Continental Shelf4. Philip A. Symonds, Olav Eldholm, Jean Mascle, Gregory F. Moore: Characteristics of Continental Margins5. Victor Prescott: Resources of the Continental Margin and International LawPART II: METHODOLOGY6. Alan Dodson, Terry Moore: Geodetic Techniques7. Adam J. Kerr: Historical Methods of Positioning at Sea8. Chris Hill, Terry Moore, Vidal Ashkenazi: Satellite Positioning Methods9. Steve Shipman, Anthony Laughton: Historical Methods of Depth Measurement10. John Hughes Clark: Present-Day Methods of Depth Measurement11 Interpretation of Bathymetry. David Monahan: 12. Shigeru Kasuga, Asuza Nishizawa, Yasuhiko Ohara, Katsuhiro Kusunoki, Tadahiko Katsura: Seismic Reflection and Refraction Methods13. Richard M. Carruthers, John D. Cornwell: Gravity and Magnetic Methods14. Dennis A. Ardus, Alister C. Skinner, Herman R. Kudrass: Geological Techniques15. Troy L. Holcolmbe, Carla J. Moore: Data Sources, Management,and PresentationPART III: ESTABLISHING THE CASE16. Ron Macnab: Initial Assessment17. Chris M. Carleton, Steve Shipman, David Monahan, Lindsay Parson: The Practical Realization of the Continental Shelf LimitPART IV: OTHER ISSUES18. Philip A. Symonds, Mike F. Coffin, George Taft, Hideo Kagami: Ridge Issues19. George Taft, Bilal Haq: Deep Sea Fan Issues20. Chris M. Carleton: Delimitation IssuesPART V: ANNEXESAnnex 1: Glossary of Technical TermsAnnex 2: Key Provisions of UNCLOS Relating to the Continental ShelfAnnex 3: 1958 Geneva Convention on the Continental ShelfAnnex 4: AcronymsIndex