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Continental Shelf Limits: The Scientific and Legal Interface

Peter J. Cook and Chris Carleton


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 c ... More

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195117820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195117820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Cook, editor

Chris Carleton, editor

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Part I Setting the Scene

1 Introduction

Peter J. Cook and Chris M. Carleton

3 Legal Aspects of the Continental Shelf

Robert W. Smith and George Taft

4 Characteristics of Continental Margins

Philip A. Symonds and Gregory F. Moore

Part II Methodology

6 Geodetic Techniques

Alan Dodson and Terry Moore

8 Satellite Positioning Methods

Vidal Ashkenazi and Chris Hill

9 Historical Methods of Depth Measurement

Steve Shipman and Anthony Laughton

12 Seismic Reflection and Refraction Methods

Shigeru Kasuga and Tadahiko Katsura

13 Gravity and Magnetic Methods 

Richard M. Carruthers and John D. Cornwell

14 Geological Techniques 

Herman R. Kudrass and Dennis A. Ardus

15 Data Sources, Management, and Presentation

Troy L. Holcolmbe and Carla J. Moore

Part III Establishing the Case

Part IV Other Issues

18 Ridge Issues

George Taft and Hideo Kagami

19 Deep Sea Fan Issues

George Taft and Bilal Haq

20 Delimitation Issues

Chris M. Carleton