Marine Law Consultation Services

Seaforth has developed a focused expertise in Law of the Sea consulting, conducting activities from maritime boundary delimitation and drafting of associated accompanying legislation.

Seaforth has completed extended continental shelf desk top studies, data acquisition and turnkey solutions for complete submissions to the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). We’ve completed submissions for Nigeria and Pakistan, providing everything from marine data acquisition and consultation, to a complete boundary delineation and familiarising government executives with the presentation of their Extended Continental Shelf submission to the CLCS.

Seaforth President David Lombardi presenting the Extended Continental Shelf Submission to Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria National Boundary Commission Director-General Saddiq Diggi at Abuja

Seaforth President David Lombardi presenting the Extended Continental Shelf Submission to Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria National Boundary Commission Director-General Saddiq Diggi at Abuja

Law of the Sea Consulting Projects:

Nigeria: Nigeria National Boundary Commission (NBC)

Project management, data acquisition, scientific and technical analysis in support of the preparation of Nigeria’s Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). Services provided included maritime boundary delimitation and drafting of associated accompanying legislation, desk top study, and the turnkey solution for the complete submission to the CLCS at the United Nations. Additional services in support of the submission included management and quality control of 2D seismic and multibeam data acquisition in the Gulf of Guinea, training of NBC staff in CARIS LOTS, CARIS GIS, and Article 76 criteria, and familiarization training of Nigerian government executives in the preparation and presentation of the submission. Seaforth also provided and installed a turnkey CARIS based GIS technology centre at NBC in Abuja.

Pakistan: National Institute of Oceangraphy

Extended Continental Shelf Submission Preparation & Quality control – Marine data acquisition. Provision of consulting services on a turnkey basis to complete Pakistan’s submission for an extended continental shelf claim under Article 76 of the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and onboard quality control for the associated 2D marine seismic data acquisition program.