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THE INTERNATIONAL AREA OF THE SUBMARINE TERRITORIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION INTEREST ON THE EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THEIR RESOURCES

Laura Magdalena TROCAN

 Abstract

The existence of unexpected resources in the seas and oceans of the world and the real

possibilities of covering of important part of the food and energy requirements of humanity

in the context of the exhaustion, in a time not too distant, of the terrestrial resources have

made that the interest for the world ocean grow steadily, currently, many entities within

the European Union being involved in the activities of exploration and exploitation of the

seas and oceans, both as technology providers and as mining operators because, despite its

small size, this sector has the necessary potential to generate sustainable development and

jobs for future generations. The European Union is becoming more and more interested in

identifying viable technologies for commercial extraction of marine resources located at

great depths, both in the areas located in the national jurisdiction and in the international

area of the submarine territories and to participate in the elaboration of relevant regulations

that take into account the requirements of the protection of the marine environment. In this

context, this article aims to make a brief presentation of the international area of the

submarine territories in the context of the European Union's interest in exploring and

exploiting its resources.

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