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"The area north of the Faroe Islands"
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The Danish/Faroes submission documents an extended continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical mile limit north of the Faroe Islands of c. 90.000 km2. The submission is a result of several years of work involving gathering of bathymetric and seismic data and interpretation of these. An ad hoc task force was established in 2008 under chairmanship of the Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate (Jardfeingi) together with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) with the purpose of preparing the submission documents. The task force had representatives of national authorities and institutions from both Denmark and the Faroes.
On 14 March 2014, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, recognized the claimed entitlement of the Kingdom of Denmark to an outer continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles north of the Faroe Islands.
Executive Summary of the submission in respect of the area north of the Faroe Islands: dnk2009executivesummary_s.pdf