New resource frontiers? Opportunities and challenges in sharing and distributing the resources of the extended continental shelf
Early 2009 saw what has been characterised as an enormous "land grab" as coastal States around the world raced to confirm their entitlements to vast swathes of seabed far out to sea.1) If it was indeed a land grab it was a decidedly odd one as no land territory was, in fact, involved. Perhaps more accurately these developments have been termed a "scramble for seabed."
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