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Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf

The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from 21 to 28 June 2014 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands. SACS is anticipated to take place every summer the next several years.

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 25 attendees with particular interest for scientific and legal aspects relating to the outer continental shelf.

It welcomes participants from a broad geographical representation with various professional and academic backgrounds. It will be tutored by leading international experts, including members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, professors of international law and international practitioners in judicial delimitation matters.

Proceedings from the Seminar will be published with contributions from the tutors and the best student.