posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 10:39 PM
"Ratification would be beneficial to oceanographic research. "
"The United Nations also produced guidelines, beginning with a declaration that "the seabed and ocean floor, and the subsoil thereof, beyond the
limits of national jurisdiction…are the common heritage of mankind"
"International scientific collaborations will be encouraged, and UNCLOS also sets out
guidelines for protection of archaeological and historical resources."
A perfect example of this is the recent finding of ancient ruins 2000ft below the sea between Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula. Many researchers want
National Geographic to get involved in the project, but due to Embargo restrictions upon the area of Cuba, good funding and expertise are held
If LOST(or UNCLOS) is approved US research can be involved in these waters.