Equity and Maritime Boundaries

Professor Aslaug Asgeirsdottir (Politics) is exploring the concept of equity in the creation of more than 150 maritime agreements between countries where the boundary has been agreed upon through negotiations. The work focuses on the actual agreements (which can be found in United Nations documents as well as in the series International Maritime Boundaries published by the American Society of International Law) and the equidistant line between the two countries. The quantitative difference between these lines and the perception of equality form the centerpiece of the study.The Imaging and Computing Center is a collaborator on this project. Under the supervision of Matt Duvall, BCICC staff will do the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work for the project.

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