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UN CLCS can only decide what shelf owns Lomonosov Ridge – Lavrov - ITAR-TASS
ITAR-TASSUN CLCS can only decide what shelf owns Lomonosov Ridge – LavrovITAR-TASSThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international ...
16 Sep 2010 | www.itar-tass.com
Russia, Canada FMs Sergei Lavrov and Lawrence Cannon to hold talks in Moscow - ITAR-TASS
ITAR-TASSRussia, Canada FMs Sergei Lavrov and Lawrence Cannon to hold talks in MoscowITAR-TASSThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international ...and more»
16 Sep 2010 | www.itar-tass.com
Ancient meteorite could have impact as Canada draws line in the Arctic - Vancouver Sun
Our Amazing PlanetAncient meteorite could have impact as Canada draws line in the ArcticVancouver SunThe man in charge of mounting Canada's UNCLOS claims, Halifax-based Natural Resources geoscientist Jacob Verhoef, explains that the challenge is to gather ...Arctic raceBBC NewsArctic race: Canada and U.S. map seafloorGlobal Adventures, LLCShips to map Arctic seafloorTehran TimesPennEnergy Petroleum Products (press release)-RedOrbit-Reuters Africaall 56 news articles»
03 Aug 2010 | www.vancouversun.com
Arctic race - BBC News
Reuters IndiaArctic raceBBC NewsUNCLOS, which Canada has ratified and which the US has expressed a desire to ratify, has focused the attention of the two neighbours on their unresolved ...Ships to map Arctic seafloorTehran Timesall 37 news articles»
02 Aug 2010 | www.bbc.co.uk
Maldives to claim extended continental shelf Tuesday - Haveeru Online
The extended continental shelf claimed by Maldives contradicts with the portion claimed by neighbouring Sri Lanka last year. Dr Shaheed, however, expressed ...
26 Jul 2010 | www.haveeru.com.mv
Finland - Minister Stubb: High Time for the High North - ISRIA (registration)
Finland - Minister Stubb: High Time for the High NorthISRIA (registration)In the spirit of the US administration's aim to ratify the UNCLOS (the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) within the near future, I welcome the initial ...and more»
18 Jun 2010 | www.isria.com
Uneasy passage: The Northwest Passage is central to Canadian identity, yet its ... - Montreal Gazette
... American colleagues on the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy to determine who has limited sovereignty over the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. ...and more»
09 Jun 2010 | www.montrealgazette.com
US and China can't calm South China Sea - Asia Times Online
US and China can't calm South China SeaAsia Times OnlineChina has objected to an interpretation of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) rules as prescribed by UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that permit ...
03 Jun 2010 | www.atimes.com
Expedition to Map the Arctic Seafloor - United States Geological Survey (press release)
United States Geological Survey (press release)Expedition to Map the Arctic SeafloorUnited States Geological Survey (press release)Each country may exercise sovereign rights over their extended continental shelf's natural resources of the seabed and subsoil. These rights and authorities ...Loads of oil and gas under Arctic seabed? US-Canada search for answerRTall 4 news articles»
06 Aug 2009 | www.usgs.gov
Polar posturing: Canada, Russia tensions in Arctic part politics ... - Calgary Herald
"The issue of the extended continental shelf," he says, "has nothing to do with whether they land paratroopers on the North Pole."and more»
16 Aug 2009 | www.calgaryherald.com
Somali lawmakers reject Kenya-Somalia maritime deal - Xinhua
UNCLOS demands the provision of non-objection with respect to the two neighbors' respective presentation submissions to the UN Commission on the Limits of ...and more»
03 Aug 2009 | news.xinhuanet.com
RP hits Kalayaan claims - Business Mirror
One of the areas Malaysia is claiming as its extended continental shelf was clearly projected from Sabah, thereby effectively declaring Sabah to be a ...and more»
10 Aug 2009 | businessmirror.com.ph
INDO-LANKA CONFLICT LOOMS ON SEABED CLAIMS - Daily Mirror
Daily MirrorINDO-LANKA CONFLICT LOOMS ON SEABED CLAIMSDaily Mirror,Sri LankaIn fact, India's submission to the UN is unlikely to be considered before May, according to the Unclos website. Any resulting disputes must either be settled bilaterally or be taken to the International Seabed Authority -- an UN-constituted body that ...
12 Jun 2009 | www.dailymirror.lk
India's seabed claim may lead to dispute with Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror
,Sri LankaThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), as the agreement is called, allows nations to extend their claims to a maximum of 150 miles more. On 12 May, India staked claim to large swathes of seabed under the Arabian Sea and the Bay ...
12 Jun 2009 | www.dailymirror.lk
Arctic conference emphasizes cooperation to address new issues - Alaskajournal.com
,AKECS claims beyond currently known limits may be based on what a country considers its most beneficial combinations of optional formulas in UNCLOS based on the sea floor's geographic structure, contours and sediment thickness. The US is believed to have ...
07 Jun 2009 | www.alaskajournal.com
The management of the Spratly Islands conflict: Success or failure ... - Peace and Conflict Monitor
,Costa RicaRelative deprivation theory also plays a role in the realistic claims of all disputants since only after the UNCLOS was lunched in 1982 could they use this convention to emphasize their claims. The so-called Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) established by ...
02 Jun 2009 | www.monitor.upeace.org
Local study recommends six key actions for Arctic regions - Alaskajournal.com
WorldfocusLocal study recommends six key actions for Arctic regionsAlaskajournal.com,AKThe study notes that the latest iteration of the UNCLOS was designed as a single agreement that would codify and clarify all international maritime rules, including maritime boundaries and economic rights, rights of passage, and protection of the ...Governing the Arctic Ocean Nature.com (subscription)all 7 news articles
15 May 2009 | www.alaskajournal.com
Nigeria: Country Resolves Boundary Issues With Neighbours - AllAfrica.com
,WashingtonHe said, "The Nigeria's Extended Continental Shelf Project was started in 2000 with the aim of submitting Nigeria's claim to the United Nations for the extension of our continental shelf beyond the present Exclusive Economic Zone (200 nautical miles), ...
15 May 2009 | allafrica.com
Guyana wants to extend continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles - Caribbean Net News
,Cayman IslandsA government news service release stated that, under the provisions of Article 76 of UNCLOS, coastal states, after meeting strictly specified and scientific criteria may, with the recommendation of the UNCLCS, exercise jurisdiction over a maximum of ...
15 May 2009 | www.caribbeannetnews.com
As UN Deadline Passes for Seabed Claims, Russia Gives Arctic Warning - CNSNews.com
,VABy Wednesday's deadline for seabed claims, set by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 69 nations had filed submissions to the CLCS relating to various parts of the globe, including the Arctic. Countries have 10 years to file ...
14 May 2009 | www.cnsnews.com
Fiji Eyes Seabed Claimed By New Zealand - Report - guide2.co.nz
Fiji Eyes Seabed Claimed By New Zealand - Reportguide2.co.nz,New ZealandBut reports earlier this year said the outer limit of Fiji's extended continental shelf in the region of the South Fiji Basin covers an area of 77827 square kilometres beyond the 200 nautical miles exclusive economic zone (EEZ). ...
13 May 2009 | www.guide2.co.nz
Vietnam, China clash over UN Law of the Sea - Feature - Earthtimes (press release)
China DailyVietnam, China clash over UN Law of the Sea - FeatureEarthtimes (press release),UKAll four nations submitted their claims to UNCLOS, the UN body that administers the treaty, last week. Taiwan, which also claims the islands, cannot submit a claim because it is not a signatory state. China quickly rejected Vietnam's and Malaysia's ...Change tack with sea strategy: China experts China Dailyall 50 news articles
13 May 2009 | www.earthtimes.org
Continental shelf claim: Falklands replies to Argentina's vehement ... - MercoPress
AFPContinental shelf claim: Falklands replies to Argentina's vehement ...MercoPress,UruguayThe Falkland Islands Government Director of Mineral Resources today responded calmly to the Argentine Foreign Affairs vehement reaction to the UK submission in respect of its extended continental shelf claim around the Falkland Islands. ...UK stakes claim to huge area of South Atlantic seabed guardian.co.ukall 64 news articles
13 May 2009 | en.mercopress.com
France may want Canadian energy deal - Globe and Mail
,CanadaAt least that seems to be what Annick Girardin, the island's elected member in the French National Assembly, suggested in promoting the bid to extend France's claim over an extended continental shelf. "We now have to transform our efforts by making ...
12 May 2009 | www.theglobeandmail.com
Sri Lanka submits seabed claim to UN - Lanka Business Online
,Sri LankaMay 12, 2009 (LBO) - Sri Lanka formally presented its claim for sovereignty over an extended continental shelf around the island under international law to the United Nations last Friday, government officials said. The claim will be considered at the ...Nigeria seeks extension of maritime boundary The Guardian - Nigeriaall 10 news articles
12 May 2009 | www.lankabusinessonline.com
UK stakes claim to huge area of South Atlantic seabed - guardian.co.uk
,UKIt defines the precise limits of the extended continental shelf area around the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The islands are all British overseas territories, although ownership is disputed by Argentina. ...
11 May 2009 | www.guardian.co.uk
Solomons submits four claims to UN - Solomon Star
,Solomon IslandsSOLOMON Islands in recent weeks submitted four extended continental shelf claims to the United Nations in an effort to meet UN deadline of May 13th 2009, stipulated by the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention. Three of the four submissions were ...
10 May 2009 | solomonstarnews.com
Kenya to acquire 150 nautical miles of Indian Ocean in new 'scramble' - East African
East AfricanKenya to acquire 150 nautical miles of Indian Ocean in new 'scramble'East African,KenyaThe potential resources of the extended continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical miles include petroleum and gas, iron-manganese nodules and crusts (manganese, copper, cobalt and nickel), polymetallic sulphides, and placer deposits. ...
10 May 2009 | www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Pakistan's sea limits set to be extended - DAWN.com
DAWN.comPakistan's sea limits set to be extendedDAWN.com,PakistanPakistan's mission to the United Nations in New York had filed a claim for extension in its continental shelf from 200 nautical miles to 350 nautical miles to United Nations Commission on the Limit of Continental Shelf (UNCLOS) on April 30. ...Pakistan gains 50000km marine area as UN extends continental shelf Daily Timesall 3 news articles
07 May 2009 | www.dawn.com
UN backs Norway claim to Arctic seabed extension - Calgary Herald
, CanadaThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) stipulates that any coastal state can claim territory 200 nautical miles from their shoreline and exploit the natural resources within that zone. Nations can also extend that limit to up to ...
28 Apr 2009 | www.calgaryherald.com