gCaptain is reporting that Canada is laying claim to the North Pole as part of their Continental shelf. But so are Denmark and Russia.
The US can’t make claims to an extended continental shelf beyond their EEZ because they have not yet ratified the UN Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Good news is looks like all parties are willing to take it to court rather than fight over it.
Reblogged this on Brittius.com.
The Russians are making noises about increasing their military presence in the Arctic. http://news.usni.org/2013/12/11/putin-increase-russias-military-presence-arctic#more-5658