The Maritime Boundaries of the Indian Ocean Region

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By Vivian L. Forbes

Adopting an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the political geography of the Indian Ocean, this study analyses the Law of the Sea, evaluates the national legislation of those Indian Ocean littoral states which have proclaimed their maritime limits over offshore waters, examines the numerous bilateral and trilateral agreements on continental shelf and seabed limits of the states in the region. It also previews the potential demarcations in the region of study.

Apart from its well written text, perhaps the most important aspect of the work is the exceptional series of beautifully drawn maps and diagrams accompanied by detailed captions or commentaries, a unique collection worthy of publication on its own.


Vivian L. Forbes is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and a Map Curator at the University of Western Australia.


Publication Year: 1995
264 pages, 216mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-192-9, Hardback

NUS Press