Delimitation Scenarios for the Central Arctic Ocean

Welcome to this webinar focusing on the rules applicable to the delimitation of the continental shelves and suggesting scenarios for the overlapping entitlements beyond 200 M of Canada, Denmark, and Russia.
Speaker: Ekaterina Antsygina postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hamburg.

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The webinar is free, and open to all.
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The webinar is part of a new seminar series on "Delimitation agreements, Sovereignty, and Jurisdiction Claims: Current Trends, Recent Cases and Future Perspectives".

About the seminar

Three Arctic coastal States—Canada, Denmark, and Russia—are in the process of delineation of the outer limits of their continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles (M) in the Arctic. There are major overlaps of their asserted continental shelf entitlements, which could give rise to a maritime dispute requiring delimitation, i.e., the division of the continental shelves between the concerned States.

This presentation will discuss the rules applicable to the delimitation of the continental shelves and suggest delimitation scenarios for the overlapping continental shelf entitlements beyond 200 M of Canada, Denmark, and Russia. 

Whereas the scope of the presentation has been narrowed down to the Central Arctic Ocean, the outcomes have implications for the broader issue of the delimitation of the continental shelves beyond 200 M and demonstrate that the existing delimitation methodology of international tribunals needs to be adjusted in cases that exclusively or primarily concern the continental shelves beyond 200 M. 

About the speaker

Ekaterina Antsygina is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hamburg. She holds a Ph.D. in law from Queens University, Canada. Her Ph.D. research was devoted to the delimitation of the extended continental shelves in the Central Arctic Ocean. During her Ph.D. studies, Ekaterina conducted research at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and worked as an intern at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Dr. Antsygina is licensed to practice law in Russia and the State of New York.

Organizer

The seminar is part of a new seminar series on "Delimitation agreements, Sovereignty, and Jurisdiction Claims: Current Trends, Recent Cases and Future Perspectives".

The series is co-organised by the Research Group on Natural Resources Law , the Research Group on International Governance, and Research Group on Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Peace and Security Law of the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

Tags: Delimitation
Published Nov. 18, 2021 12:07 PM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2021 10:47 AM