Sovereignty debate at heart of mapping project

Sovereignty debate at heart of mapping project

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24 March 2006: A major mapping project to decide whether an area off Ellesmere Island in the Arctic Ocean belongs to Canada or Denmark is soon getting underway. More than 30 scientists and support staff from the two countries are on their way to the Canadian Forces Station at Alert that they’re using as a staging base for the $3-million project. The researchers will do seismic and sonar testing to map the Lomonosov ridge on the seabed between Ellesmere and Greenland.