Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission
: Submission by the Kingdom of Spain


Updated on 21 November 2016

On 17 December 2014, the Kingdom of Spain submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured in respect of the area west of the Canary Islands.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Spain on 14 February 1997.

According to the submitting State, this is a partial submission.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission (CLCS/40/Rev.1), a communication is being circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the partial submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the partial submission made by Spain will be included in the provisional agenda of the thirty-eighth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 20 July to 4 September 2015.

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.


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Continental Shelf Notification English | Franšais
Executive summary Espa˝ol | English

Communications received with regard to the submission made by Spain to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf


Communication dated 10 March 2015:  French | English


Communication dated 1 April 2015:  English


Communication dated 7 April 2015:  Espa˝ol | English
Communication dated 22 April 2015:  Espa˝ol | English


Communication dated 31 July 2015: Franšais | English

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