European Space Agency (ESA)
European Space Agency’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. The Agency’s projects are designed to find out more about the Earth, its immediate space environment, the solar system and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.
ESA has 17 Member States.
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
Maritime law: area between the territorial sea and the high sea where the riparian State has sovereign rights over the exploration and exploitation of resources in the sea, on the seabed or in its subsoil.
Note: The consensus established during the third UN conference on the law of the sea allows States to create exclusive economic zones up to 200 nautical miles from the baselines.
[CILF. - Commission des sciences de l'océan. - 1979].