Beaufort Sea Canada Map
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Beaufort sea canada map. Mer de beaufort is a marginal sea of the arctic ocean located north of the northwest territories the yukon and alaska and west of canada s arctic islands. The beaufort sea french. If you would like to participate please visit the project page where you can. This current version of the atlas is an update of the information provided in the arctic environmental sensitivity atlas system aesas which was last released in 2004.
Such a demarcation means that a minor portion claimed by canada as northwest territories exclusive economic zone eez is also claimed by the us because the eez boundary between northwest territories and yukon follows a straight north south line into the sea. Offshore wells in the canadian sector of the beaufort sea have cost more than 100 million. Does not but instead supports a line equidistant with respect to the coastline. Beaufort sea has been listed as a level 4 vital article in geography.
Wikiproject canada territories geography rated start class low importance this article is within the scope of wikiproject canada a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of canada on wikipedia. The map focuses on the canadian arctic including from the east newfoundland and labrador up to the west coast of greenland around the arctic basin west to the border with alaska and across the northern continental coasts of the yukon northwest territories nunavut manitoba ontario and québec. This geopolitical map of canada shows the ten provinces and three territories. Named for british rear admiral sir francis beaufort the beaufort sea on the far edges of the arctic ocean is positioned to the north of alaska and canada.
The sea is named after sir francis beaufort a hydrographer. Across the international border a well drilled in the us sector of the beaufort mukluk by name cost 1 5 billion and came up dry. July 10 2004. This article is of interest to the following wikiprojects.
Canada to map beaufort sea. Banks island is one of the larger members of the arctic archipelago. Low level tensions between canada and the united states over sovereignty of an offshore sliver in the beaufort sea are moving from simmer to boil. The beaufort regional coastal sensitivity atlas was developed to meet the needs of industry government and local community groups for a document related to offshore oil field development in the beaufort sea aesas 2004.
Map of the distribution of polar bear subpopulations and statuses in canada. If you can improve it please do. By gary park originally published by petroleum news. Canada has turned up the heat in the 30 year squabble by deciding to spend c 51 million over 10 years to map the arctic continental shelf and asset its sovereignty to the area under international law.
Situated in the inuvik region and part of the inuvialuit settlement region of the northwest territories it is separated from victoria island to its east by the prince of wales strait and from the mainland by amundsen gulf to its south. For the petroleum sector canada s geographical frontiers are the petroleum basins in northern canada in the canadian arctic archipelago and off the coast of atlantic canada. Yukon alaska dispute beaufort sea alaska and yukon canada supports an extension into the sea of the land boundary between yukon and alaska.
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