Lunch Talk: The Law of the Sea and Extending U.S. Resource Rights in the Arctic and Other Oceans

For ten years, the United States has been mapping the continental shelf in all of its marine regions—from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Betsy Baker, a professor at Vermont Law School, has sailed with two of the Arctic mapping cruises on the USCGC Healy, and recently completed ten months in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, at the U.S. State Department, preparing documentation to help establish the extent of U.S. continental shelf rights under international law. Dr. Baker spoke at ISER November 14, 2013 about that process and the practical implications for Alaska’s Arctic, as well as developments in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted in News

Comments are closed.