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Timeline Arctic Pic 1
9 Nov 2017
Canadian Sen. Pascal Poirier articulated the first claim to national sovereignty over Arctic territory
American explorer Robert Peary became the first person to reach the North Pole and claimed it for the U.S.
Canada amends its Northwest Territories Act
The Soviet Union claimed territory in the Arctic
U.S. President issued a proclamation claiming jurisdiction over all “natural resources of the subsoil and seabed” of America’s continental shelf
United Nations approved the Convention on the Continental Shelf
SS Manhattan oil tanker crossed the Northwest Passage (Canada’s internal waterway)
United Nations culminated in the signing of the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
Russia planted a titanium Russian flag two miles beneath the Arctic Ocean
American scientists estimate 90 billion barrels of undiscovered oil are located in the Arctic
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