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Arctic Ocean

Arctic Government Stats

Definitions

  • Transnational Issues > Disputes > International: This entry includes a wide variety of situations that range from traditional bilateral boundary disputes to unilateral claims of one sort or another. Information regarding disputes over international terrestrial and maritime boundaries has been reviewed by the US Department of State. References to other situations involving borders or frontiers may also be included, such as resource disputes, geopolitical questions, or irredentist issues; however, inclusion does not necessarily constitute official acceptance or recognition by the US Government.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Transnational Issues > Disputes > International the littoral states are engaged in various stages of demonstrating the limits of their continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles from their declared baselines in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; record summer melting of sea ice in the Arctic has restimulated interest in maritime shipping lanes and sea floor exploration 2008

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

Citation

"Arctic Ocean Government Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Arctic-Ocean/Government