General knowledge articles about The Continental Shelf Project

Macdougall, J. R., J. Verhoef, W. Sanford, and C. Marcussen (2008), Challenges of collecting data for Article 76 in ice covered waters of the Arctic. 5th IHO-IAG ABLOS Conference, International Hydrographic Bureau, Monaco, 15 – 17 October 2008, 21 pages,

Marcussen, C. (2012), Extended continental shelf issues in the Arctic Ocean: a modern ‘land grab’ or an example of cooperation between the Arctic coastal states? In Arctic Science, International Law and Climate Change, Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht 235, edited by S. Wasum-Rainer et al., p. 111-118, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24203-8_14.

Marcussen, C., and M. V. Heinesen (2010), The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status at the beginning of 2010. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 20, 51-54, doi:10.34194/geusb.v20.4954.

Marcussen, C., and R. Macnab (2011), Chapter 47: Extending coastal state boundaries into the central Arctic Ocean: outer continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles and the quest for hydrocarbons, Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 35, 715-730, doi:10.1144/M35.47.

Marcussen, C., F. Mørk, T. Funck, W. Lehmann Weng,  and M. Pedersen (2015), The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status and issues., Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 33, 41-44, doi:10.34194/geusb.v33.4485.

Scientific papers based on data from the project

South of The Faroe Islands:

  • Funck, T., M. S. Andersen, J. Keser Neish, and T. Dahl-Jensen (2008), A refraction seismic transect from the Faroe Islands to the Hatton-Rockall Basin, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(B12), B12405, doi:10.1029/2008jb005675.

South of Greenland:

  • Delescluse, M., T. Funck, S. A. Dehler, K. E. Louden, and L. Watremez (2015), The oceanic crustal structure at the extinct, slow to ultraslow Labrador Sea spreading center, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(7), 5249-5272, doi:10.1002/2014jb011739.
  • Heirman, K. A., T. Nielsen, and A. Kuijpers (2019), Impact of tectonic, glacial and contour current processes on the Late Cenozoic sedimentary development of the Southeast Greenland Margin, Geosciences, 9, 157, doi:10.3390/geosciences9040157.
  • Nielsen, T., A. Kuijpers, and F. Mørk (2019), Sedimentary processes and seabed morphology of the Southwest Greenland margin, Arktos, 5, 89-104, doi: 10.1007/s41063-019-00069-5.
  • Welford, J. K., Dehler, S. A., and Funck, T. (2020), Crustal velocity structure across the Orphan Basin and Orphan Knoll to the continent–ocean transition, offshore Newfoundland, Canada, Geophysical Journal International, 221, 37-59, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz575.

Northeast of Greenland:

  • Døssing, A., and T. Funck (2012), Greenland Fracture Zone–East Greenland Ridge(s) revisited: Indications of a C22-change in plate motion?, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(B1), B01103, doi:10.1029/2011jb008393.
  • Døssing, A., T. Dahl-Jensen, H. Thybo, R. Mjelde, and Y. Nishimura (2008), East Greenland Ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean: An integrated geophysical study of a continental sliver in a boundary transform fault setting, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(B10), B10107, doi:10.1029/2007jb005536.
  • Døssing, A., P. Japsen, A. B. Watts, T. Nielsen, W. Jokat, H. Thybo, and T. Dahl-Jensen (2016), Miocene uplift of the NE Greenland margin linked to plate tectonics: Seismic evidence from the Greenland Fracture Zone, NE Atlantic, Tectonics, 35(2), 257-282, doi:10.1002/2015tc004079.

North of Greenland:

  • Castro, C. F., P. C. Knutz, J. R. Hopper, and T. Funck (2018), Depositional evolution of the western Amundsen Basin, Arctic Ocean: paleoceanographic and tectonic implications, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33(12), 1357-1382, doi:10.1029/2018PA003414.
  • Døssing, A., J. R. Hopper, A. V. Olesen, T. M. Rasmussen, and J. Halpenny (2013), New aero-gravity results from the Arctic: Linking the latest Cretaceous-early Cenozoic plate kinematics of the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(10), 4044-4065, doi:10.1002/ggge.20253.
  • Døssing, A., H. R. Jackson, J. Matzka, I. Einarsson, T. M. Rasmussen, A. V. Olesen, and J. M. Brozena (2013), On the origin of the Amerasia Basin and the High Arctic Large Igneous Province—Results of new aeromagnetic data, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 363(0), 219-230, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.013.
  • Døssing, A., T. M. Hansen, A. V. Olesen, J. R. Hopper, and T. Funck (2014), Gravity inversion predicts the nature of the Amundsen Basin and its continental borderlands near Greenland, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 408, 132-145, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.011.
  • Døssing, A., C. Gaina, and J. M. Brozena (2017), Building and breaking a large igneous province: An example from the High Arctic, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(12), 6011-6019, doi:10.1002/2016gl072420.
  • Evangelatos, J., T. Funck, and D. C. Mosher (2017), The sedimentary and crustal velocity structure of Makarov Basin and adjacent Alpha Ridge, Tectonophysics, 696–697, 99-114, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.026.
  • Funck, T., H. R. Jackson, and J. Shimeld (2011), The crustal structure of the Alpha Ridge at the transition to the Canadian Polar Margin: Results from a seismic refraction experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(B12), B12101, doi:10.1029/2011jb008411.
  • Funck, T., and Shimeld, J. (2022), Crustal structure and magmatism of the Marvin Spur and northern Alpha Ridge, Arctic Ocean, Geophysical Journal International, 233, 740-768, doi:10.1093/gji/ggac480.
  • Jackson, H. R., T. Dahl-Jensen, and the LORITA working group (2010), Sedimentary and crustal structure from the Ellesmere Island and Greenland continental shelves onto the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Ocean, Geophysical Journal International, 182(1), 11-35, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04604.x.
  • Funck, T., Shimeld, J., and Salisbury, M. H. (2022), Magmatic and rifting-related features of the Lomonosov Ridge, and relationships to the continent–ocean transition zone in the Amundsen Basin, Arctic Ocean, Geophysical Journal International, 229, 1309-1337, doi:10.1093/gji/ggab501.
  • Knudsen, C., J. R. Hopper, P. R. Bierman, M. Bjerager, T. Funck, P. F. Green, J. R. Ineson, P. Japsen, C. Marcussen, S. C. Sherlock, and T. B. Thomsen (2017), Samples from the Lomonosov Ridge place new constraints on the geological evolution of the Arctic Ocean, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 460, 397-418, doi:10.1144/SP460.17.
  • Knudsen, C., D. G. Gee, S. C. Sherlock, and L. Yu (2019), Caledonian metamorphism of metasediments from Franz Josef Land, GFF, 141(4), 295-307, doi: 10.1080/11035897.2019.1622151.
  • Matzka, J., T. M. Rasmussen, A. V. Olesen, J. E. Nielsen, R. Forsberg, N. Olsen, J. Halpenny, and J. Verhoef (2010), A new aeromagnetic survey of the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island, Earth Planets Space, 62(10), 829-832, doi:10.5047/eps.2010.07.002.
  • Pérez, L.F., M. Jakobsson, T. Funck, K.J. Andresen, T. Nielsen, M. O’Regan, and F. Mørk (2020), Late Quaternary sedimentary processes in the central Arctic Ocean inferred from geophysical mapping, Geomorphology, 369, 107309, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107309
  • Shephard, G.E., S. Wiers, E. Bazhenova, L.F. Pérez, L.M. Mejía, C. Johansson, M. Jakobsson, and M. O’Regan (2018), A North Pole thermal anomaly? Evidence from new and existing heat flow measurements from the central Arctic Ocean, Journal of Geodynamics, 118, 66-81, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2018.01.017


  • Kunoy, B., Heinesen, M. V., and Mørk, F. (2010), Appraisal of Applicable Depth Constraint for the Purpose of Establishing the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf, Ocean Development & International Law, doi:10. 1080/00908320.2010.521035.
  • Marcussen, C., M.V. Heinesen (2010), The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status at the beginning of 2010, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 20, 51-54, doi:10.34194/geusb.v20.4954.
  • Marcussen, C., F. Mørk, T. Funck, W. L. Weng, and M. Pedersen (2015), The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status and issues, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 33, 41-44, doi:10.34194/geusb.v33.4485.
  • Mørk, F. (2016), Identification of the Base of the Continental Slope on Sedimentary Fans, Ocean Development & International Law, 47, 131-140, doi:10.1080/00908320.2016.1159085.
  • Mørk, F. (2018), Classification of seafloor highs in accordance with Article 76 of UNCLOS—Consequences of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf recent modifications of its interpretations, Ocean Development and International Law, 49(4), 368-392, doi:10.1080/00908320.2018.1509509