Canada, U.S. jointly map Arctic

Ships involved in a Canada-U.S. seabed mapping project will explore together a potentially resource-rich part of the Beaufort Sea claimed by both countries, the Canadian Press reports. The work that begins from Aug. 2 to Sept. 14 is to determine the outer edge of the North American continental shelf. In a bid to resolve the Beaufort dispute, both countries will use the data retained from the exploration to submit to the United Nations for new claims on the Arctic seabeads. The claims must be filed by 2013.

Published: Wednesday, 08/04/2010 12:00 am EDT

Ships involved in a Canada-U.S. seabed mapping project will explore together a potentially resource-rich part of the Beaufort Sea claimed by both countries, the Canadian Press reports. The work that begins from Aug. 2 to Sept. 14 is to determine the outer edge of the North American continental shelf. In a bid to resolve the Beaufort dispute, both countries will use the data retained from the exploration to submit to the United Nations for new claims on the Arctic seabeads. The claims must be filed by 2013.

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