The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status at the beginning of 2010
The Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland) ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on 16 November, 2004 and this allows for a period of ten years to submit extended continental shelf claims beyond 200 nautical miles (NM) to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. To acquire the necessary data for delineating the extended continental shelf, the Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark was launched by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in cooperation with the Faroese and Greenland governments. Several institutions participate in the project. The technical work for the Greenland part is coordinated by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the coordination of the Faroese part is shared between the Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate (Jarðfeingi) and GEUS. Further information can be found on the project website www.a76.dk.
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