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April 2008
Hypothetical Maritime Boundaries and Article 76 extension for southern Africa
The hypothetical exclusive economic zone at 200 M (in red) was calculated around southern Africa using LOTS. The Envelope of Arcs tools were applied on published territorial sea baselines and interpreted coastline from satelite images. The hypthetical extension of the juridical continental shelf under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Article 76 is indicated in orange. It outlines large sediment thickness as well as ridges and plateaus extending beyond the 200 M limit.
Author: CARIS
Software: LOTS Article 76
Data Source: Digital Chart of the World, World Vector Shoreline (NGA), ETOPO2, 2-minute Global Relief Data (2001) (NGDC), World Sediment Thickness model (NGDC)
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