Navigational rights and marine scientific research: a further clarification?

Keyuan Zou


This chapter addresses the legal issues arising from state practices in the implementation of the 1982 UNCLOS, particularly relating to the practice in the Asia-Pacific region. The Convention has a whole chapter governing marine scientific research, but there is no clear-cut definition of it, thus causing different interpretations by different countries. Hydrographic surveying when it is undertaken for military purposes remains a grey area. What makes the issue more complicated is the dichotomy of the legal status of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a maritime zone within national jurisdiction but subject to freedoms of high seas. It is perceived ...

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