Wood, R.A.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Wright, I.; Davy, B.W.; Barnes, P. 2003 New Zealand's continental shelf and UNCLOS Article 76. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 56; NIWA technical report 123 56 p.
Abstract: New Zealand ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1996. In order to define the extent of its continental shelf as described in Article 76 of that convention, New Zealand has undertaken the Continental Shelf Project, a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary project to identify submarine areas that are the prolongation of the New Zealand land mass. This document discusses technical and legal issues related to the application of article 76 that have arisen during the course of the Continental Shelf Project, and some of the practical aspects of managing the project. These are likely to be of interest to countries that are preparing a submission to define the outer limits of their extended continental shelf. (auth)