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Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

KIRIBATI MARITIME BOUNDARIES & EXTENDED CONTINENTAL SHELF CLAIM

GIS CONFERENCE 2013

Romano Reo


Presentation contents

Presentation Contents

  • Showcase where Kiribati is in relation to its Maritime Boundaries

  • Kiribati Extended Continental Shelf claim


Kiribati maritime boundaries

Kiribati Maritime Boundaries

  • Data Conversion

  • RevisedMarine Zone Act

  • Maps on Local Datum

  • Very outdated Hydro Chart

  • Geo-referenced using GPS ground truth


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Kiribati Maritime Boundaries

  • Quality of existing charts can often be inadequate and not necessarily compatible with modern geodetic reference systems


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – Shared Maritime Boundaries

Marshall

Islands

Palmyra

(US)

Howland (US)

Nauru

Gilbert

Islands

Jarvis (US)

Line

Islands

Phoenix

Islands

Tuvalu

Tokelau (NZ)

Cook

Islands

French Polynesia


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – completed all of its nine (9) maritime boundaries

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2

3

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Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – completed all of its nine (9) maritime boundaries

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Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – completed all of its nine (9) maritime boundaries

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9

8

4

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3

5

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Kiribati Maritime Boundaries


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati Maritime Boundaries


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

  • Outstanding tasks

  • Update the Legislation – declaring outer limits in the domestic declarations

  • Lodge all the information with the United Nations


Kiribati extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati Extended Continental Shelf Claim

  • Kiribati satisfies the provision of UNCLOS to claim ECS

  • Provides Kiribati with sovereign rights over the seabed beyond its Exclusive Economic Zone

  • 4 potential sites has been identified

  • Kiribati ECS claim been submitted to DOALOS on 24 December 2012, followed by presentation to the Commission in August 2013


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Data Type & Applications Used

  • Singlebeam bathymetry

  • Multibeam bathymetry

  • Satellite derived gravity

  • ArcGIS

  • Geocap


Etopo bathymetry database

ETOPO bathymetry database


Geographical and geomorphological context

Geographical and geomorphological context


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Eastern Platform

Western Platform

Central Area

BOS

BOS

Fingers

Ridge

Platform


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – ECS Claim Areas

Gilbert

Islands

Phoenix

Islands

Line

Islands


Submission contents

Submission contents

  • Executive Summary

  • Main Body

  • Supporting scientific and technical data


Kiribati maritime boundaries extended continental shelf claim

Kiribati – Total Marine Jurisdiction

Total EEZ Area = 3.456M SQ.KM

Total ECS Area = 110,000 SQ.KM

Gilbert

Islands

Phoenix

Islands

Line

Islands


Te mauri te raoi ao te tabomoa

TeMauri, TeRaoi, aoTeTabomoa

THANK YOU


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