Water Jurisdiction

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This page is to provide information to seasteaders of where best to seastead without government interference.

Possible Source Picture for Authority Heat Map.

Goals for this page.

- To create a visual map of treaties, patrols, shipping lanes and military authority over water.

- To create a heatmap demonstrating the level of enforcement of national waters

- Possibly to cross reference this with relevant information on seastead viability such as hurricane paths.

International waters agreements

The following section is from the wikipedia entry on international waters. This could do with editing down to treaties of importance to seasteading only, and cross referenced with a map.

Global agreements

Regional agreements

At least ten conventions are included within the Regional Seas Program of UNEP, including:

  1. the Atlantic Coast of West and Central Africa (Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region; and Protocol (1981)
  2. the North-East Pacific (Antigua Convention);
  3. the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention);
  4. the wider Caribbean (Cartagena Convention);
  5. the South-East Pacific (Lima Convention, 1986);
  6. the South Pacific (Nouméa Convention);
  7. the East African seaboard (Nairobi Convention, 1985);
  8. the Kuwait region (Kuwait Convention);
  9. the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (Jeddah Convention).

Addressing regional freshwater issues is the 1992 Helsinki Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (UNECE/Helsinki Water Convention)

Water body-specific agreements