Maritime boundaries and the Oceanic Shoals CMR

As an island continent, Australia has sovereign rights over a vast area of ocean, along with the fishery, mineral, and petroleum resources found in that area. A body of international rules and principles developed to regulate ocean space (1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) defines procedures for mapping where these rights exist. In Australia, Geoscience Australia is responsible for mapping these boundaries. Use the interactive map below to see where the Oceanic Shoals CMR is located relative to some of Australia's key maritime boundaries.

Australian maritime boundaries legend

How to use the map

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