As provided in the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, Article 1, the Area means the sea-bed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. In practical terms this implies that the bounds of the Area coincide with the 200 nautical mile line of the coastal States in toto by far the greater part of the oceans and seas. Therefore, the exact and consistent determination of the continuous boundary line is of major interest both in a national and an international perspective. By way of introduction the present paper discusses the characteristics and application of the maritime limit in general. Having regard to the merging of national and international interests in the determination of the 200 nautical mile line in particular, the reader's attention is subsequently drawn to the provisions of the Convention on ``Transfer of Technology'' (Article 144) which seem to apply perfectly to the present case. An account on the overall administrative aspects of such cooperation concludes the paper.