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Workshop on Securing Nation's Rights to Continental-Shelf Territory


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Debbie Hutchinson (Woods Hole, MA) and Jon Childs (Menlo Park, CA) attended a workshop on "Securing Your Nation's Rights to Continental Shelf Maritime Territory," organized by the Southampton Oceanography Centre and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and held May 13-17 in Southampton, England.

The workshop focussed on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), in particular on Article 76 of that convention. Article 76 specifies the circumstances under which coastal countries may claim an extended continental shelf beyond the 200-mi Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the process by which that claim must be documented and submitted. The United States has signed, but not ratified, the UNCLOS. The Senate is expected to take up consideration of the treaty in the near future.

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Workshop participants: Participants of the workshop "Securing Your Nation's Rights to Continental Shelf Maritime Territory," organized by the Southampton Oceanography Centre and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, held May 13-17 in Southampton, England.

The workshop featured a highly experienced panel of lecturers from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Norway and was organized by Lindsey Parsons (front row, far left in photograph). Many in the USGS' Coastal and Marine Geology Program will remember Lindsey from his participation in GLORIA cruises in the Gulf of Mexico and the Aleutian Islands. Other participants in the workshop hailed from Australia, Denmark, Moracco, Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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