Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
The Convention on the Continental Shelf has come under attack because it does not establish a precise outer boundary for the "legal" continental shelf. It is the author's opinion that the United States should propose or support a revision of the Convention which would rectify this situation. A suitable delimitation proposal must have considerable domestic support and should represent the best compromise between opposing domestic views. A proposed revision of the Convention must, also, have strong international support if it is to be adopted. Each nation will determine a preferred delimitation which depends on the configuration of its own continental shelves and on the interest it may have in exploiting the resources of foreign shelves.
Hannula, Brian K., "Recommendations for a United States Position Regarding Delimitation of the Outer Boundary of the "Legal" Continental Shelves" (1970). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 99.