Ellicott City, MD (PressExposure) March 27, 2013 -- When it comes to the delimitation of maritime boundaries, the only constant seems to be change. With hundreds of boundaries already settled and hundreds more still to come, attempting to stay abreast of the latest developments is a never-ending job. International Mapping is now committed to making this burdensome task much easier by offering to the public a synopsis of our maritime database in the form of a world poster map.
This maritime data, which has been carefully compiled onto our award-winning map of the world, represents the culmination of our more than three decades of maritime boundary litigation experience. In addition to showcasing the maritime boundaries of the world, specially designated areas that often form integral parts of maritime boundary agreements are also included. These special areas deal with a variety of topics such as, fishing rights, joint development of seabed resources, enforcement of maritime laws and more.
Our new map also illustrates delimitations that have occurred beyond the 200 nautical mile limits of a coastal State's entitlement to an exclusive economic zone, or EEZ. The delimitation of extended continental shelf claims is a relatively recent phenomenon that will, no doubt, result in awards of sovereignty over vast areas of sea and seabed where the shelf extends beyond the juridical limit of 200 M. The recent ITLOS award in the Bangladesh / Myanmar case, for example, represented the first time that an ECS claim had ever been delimited through litigation. Undoubtedly, it will not be the last.
International Maritime Boundaries: 2013 is a comprehensive reference tool that will aid anyone who needs to stay current with international maritime affairs. Orders are now being accepted at International Mapping's website: http://www.internationalmapping.com