Official website for United Nations (UN) conventions dating from 1958 that govern "claims, counterclaims and sovereignty disputes [to the sea]. The hope was for a more stable order, promoting greater use and better management of ocean resources." Concerns addressed include ocean noise, the Continental Shelf, seabed authority, and ocean management training. Features text of conventions, historical overview, links to material about bodies established under conventions, and news. Also includes links to related sites.