oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Some aspects of the international legal regime of marine scientific research concerning the continental shelf

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The new United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has radically reformed the regulation of research concerning the continental shelf, which is the marine area that attracts the greatest scientific interest. Scant academic comment has been evoked. This paper endeavours to determine the present position in terms of the 1958 Continental Shelf Convention and to anticipate the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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