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Department of Geography

National Geographic features IBRU Arctic Ocean mapping

(18 May 2009)

In August 2008 IBRU published the first detailed map of maritime jurisdiction in the Arctic Ocean (

The map generated international media attention and has been widely used in both academic and popular articles about the future of the Arctic region.

Data from the map appears in a major feature on the Arctic in the May 2009 issue of National Geographic magazine ( and in a map accompanying an article on continental shelf rights in the 15th May issue of The Economist ( IBRU's work more generally is highlighted in a feature article in the May 2009 issue of Geographical magazine (