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Monday, March 16th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Scientist: Mapping supports Danish claim to Arctic

Preliminary results from seabed mapping in the Arctic suggest that Denmark has a strong claim to the North Pole

A Canadian scientist has indicated that preliminary results from mapping of the Arctic seabed show that Denmark could lay claim to the North Pole due to its ties with Greenland.

Ron McNab, a retired researcher from the Geological Survey of Canada, told CBC News that scientific mapping being carried out by Canada, the US and Denmark, shows that the Scandinavian nation may have the strongest right to potential valuable minerals and oil from the Arctic seabed.
‘Preliminary work has shown – and this is, again, very preliminary – that Denmark would actually have the strongest claim to encompass the North Pole within its region,’ said McNab.

No countries have sovereign rights over the North Pole, although a number of countries would like to. Norway, Canada, the US, Russia and Denmark are all carrying out mapping operations in the hopes of strengthening their claims to Arctic coastal areas under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In 2007, Russia attempted to solidify its claim on the area by planting a flag on the seabed beneath the official North Pole.

A previous report from the US estimates that there is 90 billion barrels of oil hidden beneath the Arctic ocean floor.


Monday, March 16th, 2009, 06:50 AM
I think the Russians will have some strong words about that claim.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009, 10:21 PM
It is a pity that nature will once again be sacrificed to satisfy the human's greed after oil.

Friday, March 27th, 2009, 04:00 PM
I think the Russians will have some strong words about that claim.

Strong words, and also a military plan...

Russia has announced plans to set up a military force to protect its interests in the Arctic.

In a document published on its national security council's website, Moscow says it expects the Arctic to become its main resource base by 2020.

While the strategy is thought to have been approved in September, it has only now been made public.

Moscow's ambitions are likely to cause concern among other countries with claims to the Arctic.

source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7967973.stm)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Another reason why Germany should have Nuclear weapons.Dk should start building an Arctic Force. And I cannot see why a Pan Germanic alliance should not include DK and Norway, as well as Finland, (even though they are not Germanics).

DK cant do it alone.