ASPECT OF THE LAW OF THE SEA
: B. G. Harsson (Norway)
mandate of GALOS is to formulate recommendations concerning geodetic
aspects of international maritime boundary delimitation within the
framework of the Law of the Sea Convention 1982 for the IAG member
countries. The geodetic tasks involved in the delimitation are:
Accurate area determination.
Definition of offshore limits, both geometrical and as continental
Definition of equidistant boundaries.
Definition of partial effect boundaries.
Determination of base points.
Program of work since 1999
the international ABLOS conference in Monaco 1999, under the title
Technical aspects of Maritime Boundary delineation and
delimitation GALOS was offered to convene the session for geodetic
aspects. Seven presentations were given in this session. All together
the conference had four sessions during two days in September. The
proceedings were published by the International Hydrographic Bureau in
the ABLOS conference a GALOS business meeting was held in Monaco.
new GALOS web-site is finished at the address: www.gdiv.statkart.no/galos
for the next international ABLOS conference Accuracies and
Uncertainties in Maritime Boundaries and Outer Limits, which will
be held in Monaco 18 19 October 2001, GALOS is offered to convene
relation GALOS - ABLOS
chairman of GALOS is appointed as one of the three IAG-members in
ABLOS, which has all together 10 members. ABLOS is the Advisory Board
on Hydrographic, Geodetic and Marine Geo-Scientific Aspects of the Law
of the Sea. The other seven members of ABLOS are: 3 appointed from the
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), 3 from the
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Division for
Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the UN Office of Legal Affairs
(DOALOS) has one representative in an ex-officio capacity.
web-address to ABLOS is: http://www.gmat.unsw.edu.au/ablos/
Jack Weightman dead.
is with the deepest regret that we had to announce the passing away of
our colleague Jack Weightman the 15th January 2001 after a short
illness. He had been an active member of GALOS since GALOS started up