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 Denmark


Updated on 02 November 2015

On 15 December 2014, the Kingdom of Denmark 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 Northern Continental Shelf of Greenland.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Denmark on 16 December 2004.

According to the submitting State, this is a “partial submission of the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Government of Greenland”.

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 submission made by Denmark 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|Français
Executive summary English

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


Communication dated 17 December 2014: English


Communication dated 29 December 2014: English | Français

Russian Federation

Communication dated 21 July 2015: English | Russian

United States of America

Communication dated 30 October 2015: English

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