Posted by: Andi Arsana | August 2, 2008

ANCORS Seminar 4 August 2008

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) would like to invite you to a seminar next Monday, 04 August



“INDONESIA’S SUBMISSION FOR AN EXTENDED CONTINENTAL SHELF”

by

I Made Andi Arsana

PhD Candidate, ANCORS

1230– 1330pm Monday, 04 August 2008

ANCORS Seminar Room, Bldg 39, UOW

RSVP: Friday 01/08/08 by reply email to mpalma@uow.edu.au

Abstract

On 16 June 2008, Indonesia made a submission to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) delineating the outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in accordance with Article 76 of the Law of the Sea Convention. The submission is a partial one for the area northwest of Sumatra Island. Indonesia is currently preparing for two other submissions, in areas south of Nusa Tenggara and north of Papua.

Indonesia‘s submission is the first by an Asian state and one of the earliest from developing States. To some extent, the submission can be a good influence for other developing states which are struggling with technical and financial difficulties associated with meeting the deadline for submitting the outer limits of extended continental shelf before the CLCS. Indonesia’s efforts deserve appreciation in this light and can be seen as a sign of hope for developing states. It is therefore interesting to examine Indonesia’s journey towards the submission.

This presentation will briefly cover the principles for delineation the outer limits of an extended continental shelf and the preparation that Indonesia has conducted for the submission. The seminar will also highlight the technical and non-technical challenges that Indonesia is facing to complete its submission. An assessment of the current submission, its possible outcome, and a way forward for Indonesia will also be presented.

About the Presenter

Andi Arsana is a PhD student at ANCORS with an Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarship. Previously, he was a United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellow conducting research at ANCORS (March-September 2007) and UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) in New York, the United States.

Andi holds a permanent position as a lecturer in the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. He did his masters degree in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems from the University of New South Wales. Since 2004, Andi has been actively publishing his work concerning the technical aspects of law of the sea, especially on maritime boundary delimitation. To date, he has published a number of journal articles, conference papers, and books both in English and Indonesian languages. More information about Andi can be obtained from http://madeandi.staff.ugm.ac.id.


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