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
: Partial Submission by Canada


On 23 May 2019, Canada 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 its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured in the Arctic Ocean.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Canada on 7 December 2003.

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 submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the partial submission made by Canada will be included in the provisional agenda of the fifty-second session of the Commission to be held in New York between January and March 2020 (the exact dates will be determined by the General Assembly in December 2019 through its annual resolution on oceans and the law of the sea).

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 | Francais
Executive summary  English | Francais

Communications received with regard to the partial submission made by Canada to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
United States of America

Communication dated 28 August 2019: English


Communication dated 29 August 2019: English

Russian Federation

Communication dated 3 December 2019: English | Russian

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