New Zealand Continental Shelf Project

The New Zealand Continental Shelf Project is a seven-year $44 million Government funded programme to collect data for New Zealand's submission to the Continental Shelf Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).

Click the image at right for maps of the continental shelf, or read more information about the project below.

Maps of the continental shelf

The New Zealand - Australia maritime treaty

Background to the treaty between New Zealand and Australia on the EEZ and Continental Shelf boundaries. 

The New Zealand Continent Shelf

View a computer-simulated flyover of the New Zealand Continental Shelf.

UN Recommendations on the Continental Shelf

Read the full recommendations released by the United Nations on New Zealand's successful submission. 

About the New Zealand Continental Shelf project

Find out about the project, including how the information for New Zealand's submission was collated and LINZ's role.