[dropcap]A[/dropcap] former representative of the UN-Nippon Alumni (2008-2009), [tooltip text=”Andi Arsana” gravity=”nw”]More on Andi on his profile[/tooltip], was involved in the revision of the Manual on the Technical Aspects of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (TALOS). His role was to create animations explaining the complex technical aspects of the Convention in order for relevant provisions to be more accessible to non-technical people. TALOS consists of six chapter and 26 files of animation have been created to accompany the document. Here is the list of animations Andi created for TALOS. The files are currently password-protected so the animations are uneditable. However, they are playable in ‘read only’ mode. Please enjoy the animation.

Chapter 1No animations

Chapter 2

  1. Figure 2.6 The reference ellipsoid and coordinate systems
  2. Figure 2.9 Transformation parameters between two datums
  3. Figure 2.10 Vertical reference datums
  4. Figure 2.11 Different interpretations of the general direction of the coast and selection of straight baselines

Chapter 3: No animation

Chapter 4

  1. Figure 4.1 The juridical bay
  2. Figure 4.2 Archipelagic straight baselines and maritime zones
  3. Figure 4.3 Definition of islands and low-tide elevations
  4. Figure 4.4 Low-tide elevations and the generation of maritime zones

Chapter 5

  1. Figure 5.1 Maritime jurisdictional zones
  2. Figure 5.2 Lines at fixed distances from the territorial sea baseline
  3. Figure 5.3 Structure of limits from straight baselines and points
  4. Figure 5.4 Maritime limits from the normal baseline
  5. Figure 5.5: Limit at a fixed distance from the baseline (the rolling wheel analogy)
  6. Figure 5.6 Impact of advancing and retreating shorelines on maritime limits
  7. Figure 5.7 Uneven impacts of headlands and embayments
  8. Figure 5.10-12 Defining the outer limits of the Continental Margin
  9. Figure 5.13 Steps in defining the outer limits of the Continental Margin

Chapter 6

  1. Figure 6.1 Elements in the construction of maritime boundaries
  2. Figure 6.2 Constructing an Equidistance Line between opposite States
  3. Figure 6.3 Constructing an Equidistance Line between adjacent States
  4. Figure 6.4 Equidistance Line between opposite States, showing different effects for an island situated within the territory of one State
  5. Figure 6.5 Equidistance Line between opposite States, showing different effects for islands situated on the Line, or within the territory of an opposite State
  6. Figure 6.6 Equidistant Line between adjacent States, showing different effects for islands situated on the Line, or within the territory of an adjacent State