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  • shelf
  • Continental shelf waves over a continental slope. (wikimedia.org)
  • The concept of sovereignty over a continental shelf is a relatively new development in maritime law and international law. (duhaime.org)
  • International law was forced to take note of the continental shelf when, in the middle of the century, the technology was developed to exploit offshore resources. (duhaime.org)
  • Thus the Convention does not grant sovereignty over the continental shelf but rather sovereign rights to explore and exploit . (duhaime.org)
  • Having concern for the urgency of conserving and prudently utilizing its natural resources, the Government of the United States regards the natural resources of the subsoil and sea bed of the continental shelf beneath the high seas but contiguous to the coasts of the United States, subject to its jurisdiction and control. (duhaime.org)
  • In cases where the continental shelf extends to the shores of another state, or is shared with an adjacent state, the boundary shall be determined by the United States and the state concerned in accordance with equitable principles. (duhaime.org)
  • The character as high seas of the waters above the continental shelf and the right to their free and unimpeded navigation are in no way thus affected. (duhaime.org)
  • T]he right of the coastal State to its continental shelf areas is based on the sovereignty of the land domain of which the shelf area is the natural prolongation into and under the sea. (duhaime.org)
  • The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources. (duhaime.org)
  • are exclusive in the sense that if the coastal State does not explore the continental shelf or exploit its natural resources, no one may undertake these activities, or make a claim to the continental shelf , without the express consent of the coastal State. (duhaime.org)
  • The rights of the coastal State over the continental shelf do not depend on occupation, effective or notional, or on any express proclamation. (duhaime.org)
  • The continental margin comprises the submerged prolongation of the land mass of the coastal State, and consists of the sea-bed and subsoil of the shelf of the slope and the rise. (duhaime.org)
  • major
  • The Continental was to be a third major league, with franchises in New York and in seven cities that for years had failed to secure big league teams. (newyorker.com)
  • Personal
  • Continental Natura es un proyecto personal de José Amador, un emprendedor que empezó en los años 90 como agricultor y que desde entonces ha puesto en marcha numerosas iniciativas con un denominador común: acercar la alimentación ecológica a los consumidores finales. (triodos.co.uk)