The report examines the position of the government of Mexico regarding the scientific research activities conducted within its territorial sea by foreign vessels. However, this subject is examined not only from Mexico's national point of view, but also from the angle of the position adopted by the Third World countries as related to the new concept of the patrimonial sea, now developing in the context of the contemporary international Law of the Sea. Scientific research in the oceans could be generally presented in terms of two highly polarized trends: First, the position of technologically advanced countries which insist on supporting an absolute freedom of scientific research in the marine environment, with no limitations whatsoever; secondly, the firm attitude adopted by the majority of developing countries which advocate the establishment of certain normative guidelines intended to minimize the excesses and abuses which have been committed in the name of freedom of scientific research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. Faculty of Law.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Narragansett

    Narragansett, RI  United States  02882

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Vargas, J A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Occasional paper-23, NOAA-76022507
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM