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ARCTIC OCEAN

The extension of the continental shelf in the Arctic

What is the continental shelf ?

What is the extended continental shelf ?

Who has claimed what ?

How does a coastal state claim an extended continental shelf and who determines it ?

Why does it matter ?

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The Lomonosov Ridge

Where the Arctic is located ?

What is the continental shelf?

  • shallow extension

  • landmass under the ocean

  • 200 nautical miles

What is the extended continental shelf?

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

  • height of the sea is a natural extension

  • to 350 nautical miles from its baselines

The Lomonosov Ridge ?

  • underwater ridge of continental crust

  • Eurasian Basin and Amerasian Basin

  • discovered in 1948

  • extension of Greenland

  • right to claim exclusive exploitation

Who has claimed what ?

235 000 km² 1.2 million km² 895 000 km² 1.2 million km² cannot make claims

Lomonosov Ridge’s territorial dispute


  • extensions of the Eurasian continent

  • an extension of Greenland

  • sovereignty over the area

  • continuations of continental shelf

  • oceanic ridge

How does a coastal state claim an extended continental shelf and who determines it?

  • Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

  • seabed and sub-sea floor

Why does it matter?

  • sovereign right to explore and exploit

  • soil and sub-soil

  • not have sovereign rights over the airspace

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