Three Pacific countries stake claim to 600 000 km2 of seabed

Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia formally presented a joint submission of maritime outer limits to the United Nations on April 12th, 2010. All three countries have used Geocap in their work with UNCLOS Article 76.

Scott Sweet (from Geocap Asia/Pacific Office) designed a presentation outlining the submission to the CLCS (UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf) concerning the Ontong Java Plateau. This was the first presentation to the Commission executed primarily using Geocap. The presentation was very well received by the CLCS. The ability to fully prepare the combination of powerful 3D visualization and workflows with smooth camera movements makes Geocap very well suited for such presentations.

In addition to Scott, Jon Mugaas and Harald Sund from Geocap have participated in training sessions and workshops with these and other Pacific states. The workshops have been arranged in Sydney and Canberra.

Congratulations to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Further reading (External link): http://www.thecommonwealth.org/news/34580/222386/120410seabedunsubmissio...