Danes Seek Proof North Polar Area is Theirs

Barents Observer
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Icebreaker Oden: Photo credit SWEDARCTIC

Danish scientific mission to gather data for a formal claim to areas north of Greenland up to the North Pole

The expedition will be aboard the Swedish icebreaker “Oden”, as it leaves from Svalbard with 46 Swedish and Danish scientists who will gather seismic and depth data to substantiate a future possible claim to the United Nations before November 2014, reports 'Barents Observer'.

Denmark has identified five potential claim areas off the Faroe Islands and Greenland - both parts of the Kingdom of Denmark. The expedition will try to find evidence that Greenland’s continental shelf stretches all the way to the North Pole and therefore should be considered as Danish. The North Pole is 380 nautical miles from Greenland.

For that claim to be credible, much depends on whether the expedition is able to gather data to prove that the Lomonosov Ridge, an underwater formation spanning 1,800 kilometers across the pole, is an extension of Greenland's land mass.

Russian scientists claim that the Lomonosov Ridge is an extension of Russia's land mass and plans to submit all documentation to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in early 2014.

The expedition is part of the Swedish Arctic research program SWEDARCTIC 2012 and is planned to continue to September 14.
 


 

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