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Coffin, MF, Australian developments in marine science, 93, (30) pp. 289-290. ISSN 0096-3941 (2012) [Edited Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1029/2012EO300002


Australia is an island nation with about two thirds of its jurisdiction underwater. On 25 May 2012, Australia instituted the Seas and Submerged Lands (Limits of Continental Shelf) Proclamation 2012, confirming areas of seabed where Australia has exclusive rights to explore and exploit marine resources. This proclamation follows recommendations by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, a body established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, confirming Australia's entitlement to extended continental shelf, i.e., that beyond 200 nautical miles from the coastline, of some 2.56 million square kilometers, excluding Australian Antarctic Territory [Symonds et al., 2009] (Figure 1a).

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Journal
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Coffin, MF (Professor Mike Coffin)
ID Code:84949
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2013-06-06
Last Modified:2016-09-27

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