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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Marine Scientific Research

Tullio Treves

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2019

Subject(s):
UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Territorial sea — Continental shelf

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’) does not contain a definition of marine scientific research, although the term is used in its text, and provides the title to Part XIII. The notion of marine scientific research as envisaged in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea seems to include any study or related experimental work designed to increase knowledge of the marine environment ( Marine Environment, International Protection ). Its main branches are physical oceanography, marine...
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