Throughout this week there have been meetings in the Faroese Geological Survey between specialists from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and Faroese experts. The purpose of the meetings is to advice the Chilean representatives with regard to the preparation of their documentation for continental shelf rights beyond their 200 nautical mile limits, to be submitted to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).

While the Faroes transmitted their continental shelf submissions to the CLCS already in 2009 and 2010 – in respect of the areas to the north and south of the Faroe Islands, respectively – Chile is now preparing the documentation of extended entitlement to the continental shelf.

Chile has therefore consulted two members of the Faroese continental shelf team, Dr Bjørn Kunoy and Mr Finn Mørk, in order to seek legal, scientific and practical advice. The Faroese Geological Survey (Jarðfeingi), represented by its former director, Martin V. Heinesen, was managing the Faroese continental shelf project, and while Mr. Heinesen is currently attending the present session of the CLCS in New York, Jarðfeingi is hosting the mentioned consultations. 

The Chilean visitors will be heading home again this coming weekend.