The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from 19 to 25 June 2016 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands.
The purpose of SACS is to disseminate scientific and legal knowledge relating to the regime of the continental shelf, in particular the area beyond 200 nautical miles. For this purpose, SACS will confer particular focus on the intricate legal and technical conditions governing the entitlement to and establishment of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, and on the delimitation of overlapping entitlements to such areas. Emphasis will therefore be given to Articles 76 and 83 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Annex II thereto.
SACS will be limited to 30 attendees with particular interest for scientific and legal aspects relating to the continental shelf.
SACS welcomes participants from a broad geographical representation with various professional and academic backgrounds. It will be tutored by judges of international courts and tribunals, members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and international practitioners with lengthy experiences in continental shelf matters.