Pacific Marinime Boundaries Workshop 2018

5-16 Feb 2018
Representatives of 12 Pacific Island countries are meeting in Sydney last month with maritime experts from Australia and the Pacific Community (SPC) to negotiate maritime boundary agreements and refine their claims to areas of continental shelf.
The hands-on workshop enabled the technical and legal teams from each country to work with a group of advisers from SPC, Geoscience Australia, the University of Sydney, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, the Commonwealth Secretariat, GRID-Arendal and the Forum Fisheries Agency.
“The Pacific is really leading the world in this area,” Professor Elaine Baker, Chair of Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney, noted.
This is the 17th maritime boundaries workshop SPC has held for Pacific Island countries since 2002, in conjunction with a range of other experts.

Workshop 2018- Group photo

The 17th Pacific Maritime Boundaries Workshop

At the end of a successful workshop, Miles Macmillan-Lawler shared with his experience in a two days course on Geocap software.
Geocap delivers high-quality graphics in both 2D and 3D, as well as in 3D-stereo. The flexibility and the wide range of functionality makes Geocap a powerful tool for work in exploration and production, hydrography, boundary calculations, and continental shelf mapping in accordance with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) article 76.

Geocap course

Geocap course