continental shelf

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the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent

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The Delegation of Norway is headed by Professor Harald Brekke, technical coordinator of the Support Program for the Continental Shelf Extension dossier.
In 2012, the UN commission approved the submission of the Philippines to include Benham Rise as part of its continental shelf.
Scientific data on seismic, magnetic and other geological features of Philippine Rise indicate that the region is an extension of the country's continental shelf.
In 2012, the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (UNCLCS) confirmed that Benham Rise was part of the Philippines' continental shelf.
The data showed Zhang and Gawarkiewicz that the warm-water intrusion extended down to depths of about 260 feet--almost to the seafloor of the continental shelf.
Turkey is committed to protecting its sovereign rights emanating from international law and will not allow foreign companies to conduct unauthorised hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation activities on its continental shelf, as it was strongly underlined in several statements on the issue by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently on 6 April 2017," the letter said.
discussing the application of the Sultanate and defend it before the UN Continental Shelf
Phase iii regarding the preparation of case for the submission to the united nation's Commission on the Limits of the Continental shelf was completed in consultation with M/s seaforth, Canada.
As is well known, under treaty-based and customary international law a continental shelf cannot provide the United States "territorial jurisdiction.
Under the terms of the Convention (Article 76), a decision was taken to allow coastal states to extend their rights beyond the continental shelf in a delicate legal operation to balance the interests of coastal states and those of the international community more generally.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- The adoption of the Russian bid to the United Nations to expand its Arctic continental shelf border is possible but not in the near future, a scientific coordinator of preparatory work for the Russian bid, Leopold Lobkovsky, said Tuesday.
Some of these areas include large portions of the Arctic Ocean that are now being claimed by Canada and the Arctic Coastal States as part of their continental shelf claim.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Friday welcomed the UN approval of the extension of its outer limits of continental shelf granting as additional area of about 50,000 square kilometers.
Namibia was the 50th country to submit her application for an extended continental shelf.
The mission is part of Canada's efforts to extend its continental shelf to that seabed.
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