Introduction A great variety of energy-related activities is carried out at sea. First, one may think of the exploitation of traditional energy sources (such as oil, gas and minerals) and second, of the renewable energy sources (such as wind, solar, tidal and wave). The growing demand for
Angelica Bonfanti and Francesca Romanin Jacur
An International Law Perspective on Ocean Energy
Edited by Nigel Bankes and Seline Trevisanut
Volume 1, The Continental Shelf
Although the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has still not entered into force, and, indeed, may not do so for many years for some of the major maritime powers, its adoption in 1982 did, nonetheless, usher in a period of relative stability in the rules governing the areas within national jurisdiction, including, in particular, the continental shelf. However, being the creatures of compromise, some of its rules are undeniably vague and it has been left to State practice and international courts and tribunals to develop these rules further, especially those relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between neighbouring States.
Volume 1 provides an analysis of the rules of conventional and custromary law in the light of this practice.
Volume 2, on Sea-Bed Mining, deals with the area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, that is, the submarine area lying seaward of the outer limit of the continental shelf. Volume 3, which will be published at the same time as Volume 2, will provide Documents, Tables and Bibliography relating to the subject matter of the first two volumes.
Edited by Myron Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Alexander Skaridov
renewable energy with the growth in offshore wind farms. Invariably, energy resources will be shipped by sea, or transmitted through undersea pipelines and cables. The exploration, production and supply of energy from the sea have had an impact on all other ocean activities. This means that marine spaces
Volume 3, Selected Documents
Volume 3 complements the previous two volumes by making available a selection of the principal documents referred to in volume 1 The Continental Shelf and volume 2 Sea-Bed Mining. The documents are arranged in three Parts. Part 1 includes document on the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone; Part 2 covers the United Nations regime for the Area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, including the landmark Mining Code adopted in July 2000; and Part 3 has a selection of national legislation on sea-bed mining and related co-ordinating treaties. Also included is a table showing the status, as at 1 October 2000, of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982 and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of the UN Convention.
This volume will be a useful practical tool for academics, practitioners, and policy-makers concerned with the legal regime governing sea-bed energy and minerals and presents a carefully selected set of documents indispensable for a full understanding of the regimes analysed in the earlier volumes.
Nigel Bankes and Seline Trevisanut
David Leary and Miguel Esteban
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