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Brian Fallow: NZ's marine rights come with duties (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 03 May 2012
We rarely think farther offshore than where we fish, says Michael McGinnis. But it is high time we did. It is especially timely because of legislation before Parliament to set up an environmental management regime for New Zealand's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
Event: Pacific Island Maritime Boundaries WorkshopInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 15 Feb 2012
The UNEP Shelf Programme and partners (SOPAC/SPC, Geoscience Australia, and the Commonwealth Secretariat) will organize this Pacific Island Maritime Boundaries workshop. This is the second workshop in which the 14 attending States will address the issues surrounding the 22 unresolved maritime boundaries in the region.
UNEP/GRID-Arendal Newsletter Highlights West African Training Programme on Continental Shelfbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 05 Jan 2012
The newsletter highlights a Technical Training Workshop at which representatives from West African countries learned how to use the available data compiled through the West Africa regional desktop study to start building the submission project, as part of the establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
Defining Canada's Maritime ZonesFisheries and Oceans Canada | 11 Oct 2011
In addition to its land territory Canada encompasses approximately 7.1-million square kilometres of ocean environment - an area equal to about 70 percent of its land mass.
Denmark says preparing North Pole claimReuters | 22 Aug 2011
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark and its self-governing dependency of Greenland plan to present a seabed claim extending to the North Pole before the end of 2014 against competing claims from other Arctic states, Danish officials said on Monday.
Odd Man Out at SeaNew York Times | 24 Apr 2011
(Opinion) The U.S must ratify a U.N. convention to maintain its position as the world's leading maritime power.
Where the Food Is in the Sea and WhyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 02 Feb 2011
The shelf break—where the shallow continental shelf begins to slope steeply into the ocean abyss—is rich with plankton, fish, whales, and fishermen. MIT/WHOI Joint Program student Jessica Benthuysen explored the fluid dynamics that underlies it all.
Census of Marine Life program tracking animals on Pacific continental shelfEurekAlert | 06 Sep 2010
The Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Program uses sound to track marine animals along the west coast of North America. Using hundreds of acoustic receivers (think of ears with computer hard drives attached) anchored to the sea floor, POST maintains listening lines running perpendicular to the coast, from shore to the edge of the continental shelf.
Ireland's oceans offer a wealth of biotech opportunitiesScienceDaily.com | 12 Jun 2010
A team of scientists has just returned from a research mission to sample habitats on the edge of Ireland's continental shelf for new biodiscovery compounds using the robot submarine ROV Holland 1 as part of the "Sea Change" national marine research strategy.
Bolstered by geological and geophysical data: Total Area of Norway expandedScienceDaily.com | 11 May 2010
Basic research played a key role in expanding the total area of Norway by nearly 250,000 square kilometres in 2009. Knowledge acquired from a ten-year-old basic research project on geologic conditions of the oceanic crust proved invaluable in ultimately successful negotiations between the Ministry...
The great NZ land grabNew Zealand Herald | 25 Oct 2009
Fancy a trip to the Challenger Plateau? Or the Three Kings Ridge?They may sound unfamiliar but these vast sections of land are now officially part of New Zealand - it's just that they're underwater.
Kenya: Nation Out for a Piece of the Indian OceanAllAfrica.com | 29 Jun 2009
Nairobi — Kenya has moved swiftly to make public a policy on ocean management, a condition given by the United Nations before it is granted a massive territorial extension it applied for in the Indian Ocean.
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