Object Class: Continental shelf area


Acronym: COSARE (A)

Code: 32

Set Attribute_A: *NATION; NOBJNM; OBJNAM;

Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;

Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;

Definition:

The continental shelf of a coastal State comprises the sea bed and subsoil of the submarine areas that extend beyond its territorial sea throughout the natural prolongation of its land territory to the outer edge of the continental margin, or to a distance of 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured where the outer edge of the continental margin does not exten d out to that distance. (IHO Publication S-51)

References:

INT 1: IN 46;

M-4: 440.8;

Remarks:

Distinction: administrative area; contiguous zone; exclusive economic zone; fishery zone; territorial sea area;