CLCS: Partial Revised Submission by Russia (Arctic Ocean II)

On 14 February 2023, the Russian Federation submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, and with reference to its Submission of 20 December 2001, and of it Partial Revised submission of 3 August 2015 (with addenda submitted on 31 March 2021) in respect of the Arctic Ocean, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured in respect of the southeastern part of the Eurasian Basin in the Arctic Ocean. An Executive Summary of the Partial Revised Submission (2023) is available. This partial revised submission addresses one of the CLCS recommendations issued in February 2023 (previously reported), namely that the outer limits of the continental shelf in the southern part of the Amundsen Basin should be defined in a partial revised submission for this area. This represented the third partial revised submission Russia has submitted to the CLCS, of which, to-date, two concern the Arctic Ocean.

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