September 16, 2020
The US has up to date its coverage on marine scientific analysis (MSR) to enhance our potential to discover, map, and stock waters beneath US jurisdiction and marine assets, improve our maritime area consciousness and improve maritime safety. All MSR performed by international researchers, international states and worldwide organizations on the US Unique Financial Zone (EEZ) and the US Continental Shelf at the moment are topic to advance approval by the US Authorities in accordance with worldwide legislation. As a analysis nation, the US acknowledges the significance of MSR and its precious contributions to society, and we proceed to facilitate MSR acceptance.
Beforehand, the US had prior consent to MSRs performed on its EEZ and US Continental Shelf, solely when such analysis indicated sure US home authorized necessities. The coverage change displays with worldwide legislation the apply of sea conference and different coastal states, and protects the pursuits of Americans. The revised coverage will considerably enhance US maritime area consciousness by guaranteeing the visibility of MSR-operated ships and crews, and facilitating the environment friendly reception of scientific knowledge obtained from such analysis.