Submissions, through the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, pursuant to article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

Updated on 21 July 2014

Please note that submissions are listed in the order received. Please also note that the designations employed in the submissions, including description of the areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States or in the executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the presentation of material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

  Submission by [State] Date of submission Presentation
to the CLCS*
Subcommission established Recommendations adopted on
[For summaries of the recommendations
follow the link to the respective submission page]
1. Russian Federation 20 December 2001 See CLCS/32 See CLCS/32 27 June 2002 See CLCS/34
1a. Russian Federation - partial revised Submission in respect of the Okhotsk Sea 28 February 2013 See CLCS/80 See CLCS/80 11 March 2014 See CLCS/83
2. Brazil 17 May 2004 See CLCS/42 See CLCS/42 4 April 2007 See CLCS/54
3. Australia 15 November 2004 See CLCS/44 See CLCS/44 9 April 2008 See CLCS/58
4. Ireland - Porcupine Abyssal Plain 25 May 2005 See CLCS/48 See CLCS/48 5 April 2007 See CLCS/54
5. New Zealand 19 April 2006 See CLCS/52 See CLCS/52 22 August 2008 See CLCS/60
6. Joint submission by France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - in the area of the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay 19 May 2006 See CLCS/52 See CLCS/52 24 March 2009 See CLCS/62
7. Norway - in the North East Atlantic and the Arctic 27 November 2006 See CLCS/54 See CLCS/54 27 March 2009 See CLCS/62
8. France - in respect of the areas of French Guiana and New Caledonia 22 May 2007 See CLCS/56 See CLCS/56 2 September 2009  See CLCS/64
9. Mexico - in respect of the western polygon in the Gulf of Mexico 13 December 2007 See CLCS/58 See CLCS/58 31 March 2009 See CLCS/62
10. Barbados 8 May 2008 See CLCS/60 See CLCS/62 15 April 2010 See CLCS/66
10a. Barbados - revised 25 July 2011 --- See CLCS/72 13 April 2012 See CLCS/74
11. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Ascension Island 9 May 2008 See CLCS/60 See CLCS/62 15 April 2010 See CLCS/66
12. Indonesia - North West of Sumatra Island 16 June 2008 See CLCS/62 See CLCS/62 28 March 2011 See CLCS/70
13. Japan 12 November 2008 See CLCS/62 See CLCS/64 19 April 2012 See CLCS/74
14. Joint submission by the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles - in the region of the Mascarene Plateau 1 December 2008 See CLCS/62 See CLCS/66 30 March 2011 See CLCS/70
15. Suriname 5 December 2008 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/66 30 March 2011 See CLCS/70
16. Myanmar 16 December 2008 See CLCS/64    
17. France - areas of the French Antilles and the Kerguelen Islands 5 February 2009 See CLCS/66 See CLCS/68 19 April 2012 See CLCS/74
18. Yemen - in respect of south east of Socotra Island 20 March 2009 See CLCS/68    
19. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - in respect of Hatton Rockall Area 31 March 2009 See CLCS/64    
20. Ireland - in respect of Hatton-Rockall Area 31 March 2009 See CLCS/64    
21. Uruguay  7 April 2009 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/70  
22. Philippines - in the Benham Rise region 8 April 2009 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/70 12 April 2012 See CLCS/74
23. The Cook Islands - concerning the Manihiki Plateau 16 April 2009 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/72  
24. Fiji 20 April 2009 See CLCS/64    
25. Argentina 21 April 2009 See CLCS/64 & CLCS/76 See CLCS/76  
26. Ghana 28 April 2009 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/76  
27. Iceland - in the Ægir Basin area and in the western and southern parts of Reykjanes Ridge 29 April 2009 See CLCS/78 See CLCS/76  
28. Denmark - in the area north of the Faroe Islands 29 April 2009 See CLCS/64 & CLCS/78 See CLCS/76 11 March 2014 See CLCS/83
29. Pakistan 30 April 2009 See CLCS/80 See CLCS/80  
30. Norway - in respect of Bouvetøya and Dronning Maud Land 4 May 2009 See CLCS/66 See CLCS/80  
31. South Africa - in respect of the mainland of the territory of the Republic of South Africa 5 May 2009 See CLCS/68 See CLCS/83  
32. Joint submission by the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands - concerning the Ontong Java Plateau 5 May 2009 See CLCS/66 See CLCS/83  
33. Joint submission by Malaysia and Viet Nam - in the southern part of the South China Sea 6 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
34. Joint submission by France and South Africa - in the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Islands 6 May 2009 See CLCS/68 See CLCS/83  
35. Kenya 6 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
36. Mauritius - in the region of Rodrigues Island 6 May 2009 See CLCS/64 See CLCS/83  
37. Viet Nam - in North Area (VNM-N) 7 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
38. Nigeria 7 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
39. Seychelles - concerning the Northern Plateau Region 7 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
40. France - in respect of La Réunion Island and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands 8 May 2009 See CLCS/80    
41. Palau 8 May 2009 See CLCS/68    
42. Côte d'Ivoire 8 May 2009 See CLCS/64    
43. Sri Lanka 8 May 2009      
44. Portugal 11 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
45. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - in respect of the Falkland Islands, and of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 11 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
46. Tonga 11 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
47. Spain - in respect of the area of Galicia 11 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
48. India 11 May 2009 See CLCS/68    
49. Trinidad and Tobago 12 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
50. Namibia 12 May 2009 See CLCS/66    
51. Cuba 1 June 2009 See CLCS/66    
52. Mozambique 7 July 2010 See CLCS/70    
53. Maldives 26 July 2010 See CLCS/70    
54. Denmark - Faroe-Rockall Plateau Region 2 December 2010 See CLCS/70    
55. Bangladesh 25 February 2011 See CLCS/72    
56. Madagascar 29 April 2011 See CLCS/72    
57. Guyana 6 September 2011 See CLCS/74    
58. Mexico - in respect of the eastern polygon in the Gulf of Mexico 19 December 2011 See CLCS/74    
59. United Republic of Tanzania 18 January 2012 See CLCS/76    
60. Gabon 10 April 2012 See CLCS/78    
61. Denmark - in respect of the Southern Continental Shelf of Greenland 14 June 2012      

62.

Tuvalu, France and New Zealand (Tokelau) - in respect of the area of the Robbie Ridge

7 December 2012

See CLCS/80    

63.

China - in Part of the East China Sea

14 December 2012

See CLCS/80    

64.

Kiribati

24 December 2012

See CLCS/80    

65.

Republic of Korea

26 December 2012

See CLCS/80

 

 

66.

Nicaragua - in the southwestern part of the Caribbean Sea

24 June 2013

See CLCS/83

 

 

67.

Federated States of Micronesia - in respect of the Eauripik Rise

30 August 2013

See CLCS/83

 

 

68.

Denmark - in respect of the North-Eastern Continental Shelf of Greenland

26 November 2013

 

   

69.

Angola

6 December 2013

 

   

70.

Canada - in respect of the Atlantic Ocean

6 December 2013

 

   

71.

Bahamas

6 February 2014

 

   

72.

France - in respect of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

16 April 2014

 

   

73.

Tonga - in the western part of the Lau-Colville Ridge

23 April 2014

 

   

74.

Somalia

21 July 2014

 

   

*Presentation of the submission by coastal State representatives at a session of the Commission. Rule 52 of and section II, paragraph 2, of Annex III to the rules of procedure of the Commission (CLCS/40/Rev.1) refer.

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