The area of interest off North-East Greenland is bordered by the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of Svalbard (Norway) to the north, Jan Mayen (Norway) to the south and Greenland to the west. Depending on whether the East Greenland Ridge can be regarded as a submarine elevation according to article 76 of UNCLOS, the potential claim area can have a size of approximately 65,000km
Map showing the potential claim area (grey tone) with an approximate size of 63,000 km². The Greenland exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is shown in red, Norway’s EEZ from Svalbard and Jan Mayen respectively in yellow. The 350 nautical mile limit line is shown in blue. The agreed boundaries between Greenland and Svalbard and Greenland and Jan Mayen are shown in green.
Multibeam bathymetric data acquired along the East Greenland Ridge during the EAGER2011 cruise. Background grid from IBCAO
Since summer of 2002 three successful data acquisition projects have been undertaken in the area off North-East Greenland in cooperation with Sweden and Norway: