Arctic seabed claims and the politics of mapping

Phil Steinberg on Arctic seabed claims and the politics of mapping.

Following up on my recent blogpost on Russia’s Arctic seabed mapping, The Conversation has published a companion piece on some of the politics surrounding the map, its drawing, and its reception. The Conversation article integrates analysis of some of the recent (manufactured) controversy surrounding the Russian claim with reflections that I made earlier this year on the map’s seven-year history. Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 11.42.29

For more on Russia’s recent claim and what it means (and doesn’t mean), see also this recent article in the New Scientist by the map’s designer, Martin Pratt.

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