Consultation: EU Arctic Policy

The European Commission and the European External Action Service are undertaking a consultation to assess the relevance and completeness of the current focus areas of the EU’s An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic. Stakeholder contributions are welcome until 10 November 2020.

For more information see here, and participate here.

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Vacancy: Legal Expert with UNDP (Mauritius)

Deadline to submit applications is 31 July 2020 with the United Nations Development Programme for the Appointment of a Legal Expert (Law of the Sea) to Support the Joint Management Area (JMA) Demonstration Project Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Phase II Process.

The JMA Demonstration project is assisting Mauritius and Seychelles in the development and demonstration of new management approaches for extended continental shelf areas, which can provide lessons and management techniques that could be replicated both within the western Indian Ocean and other similar maritime zones globally. The JMA covers an area of 396,000 sq. km extending seaward to the east beyond the existing EEZs of both coastal States and is the largest joint maritime zone in the world. More information is available here (Reference Number 67599).

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Consultation: EU International Ocean Governance Agenda

The European Commission and the European External Action Service are currently undertaking a targeted consultation to assess the development needs and options of the EU’s International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans. Stakeholder contributions are welcome until 15 October 2020.

For more information see here, and participate here.

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Virtual Event: CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers

The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) shall host its sixth annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR), on the 27 August 2020 from 18:00 (EST). Nominations for speakers are accepted until 23 July 2020.

For more information see here.

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Virtual Event: Law-making in the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) shall host a virtual event, entitled, Law-making in the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, on the 13 August 2020, from 09:00 (CEST).

For more information and registration see here.

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Vacancy: Climate & Ocean Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at University of California, Berkeley School of Law accepts applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Specialist on Climate & Ocean Research. The Climate & Ocean Law & Policy Fellow will work on domestic and international law and policy issues, roughly splitting their time between projects within the Climate Program and projects within the Ocean Program. Specific research areas will likely include: (1) on the climate side, work on California climate programs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and zero-emission transportation; (2) on the ocean side, domestic offshore renewable energy development, international ocean law issues including deep sea mining and marine scientific research; and (3) other potential energy and environmental issues.

Final date for applications is 27 July 2020, but next review date is 20 July 2020 to ensure full consideration by the committee. More information here.

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Webinars: Tenth Annual South China Sea Conference

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) shall host a monthly webinar series, entitled, Tenth Annual South China Sea Conference, the Keynote and Session One being held 14 July 2020.

For more information see here, and registration for Keynote and Session One here.

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Webinar: Supporting IMO’s GHG Reduction Strategy

The Global MTCC Network (GMN) shall host a webinar, entitled, Supporting IMO’s GHG Reduction Strategy in the developing world, including an Asia and Pacific Session (15 Jul 2020, from 08:00 BST) and an Africa and Caribbean Session (16 Jul 2020, from 16:00 BST).

For more information and registration see here and here.

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Webinar: State of Maritime Piracy 2019

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Maritime Crime Programme and Stable Seas shall host a webinar, entitled, State of Maritime Piracy 2019, 14 July 2020 from 15:00 (BST).

For more information and registration see here.

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Webinars: Virtual Dialogues on the Path to COFI 34

In light of the thirty-fourth session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) being postponed, the FAO will host a series of webinars, entitled, Virtual Dialogues on the Path to COFI 34, 14-16 July 2020. Various sessions will examine fisheries and aquaculture governance and development.

For more information and registration see here.

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USA: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument fisheries restored

The President of the United States of America issued Proclamation on Modifying The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument (5 June 2020). This proclamation restores commercial fishing that is carried out in accordance with Magnuson-Stevens and other applicable laws, regulations, and requirements. It reverses restrictions on commercial fishing set forth in Proclamation 9496, which prohibited commercial fishing, with a phase-out period for American lobster and red crab fisheries, within the monument’s boundaries.

In Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association v. Ross, the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (349 F.Supp.3d 48 (2018)), dismissed a complaint from several commercial-fishing associations that challenged the creation of the Monument (5 October 2018). The United States District Court, District of Columbia (9945 F.3d 535 (2019)) upheld that ruling (27 December 2019).

The new Proclamation may be found here.

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Map of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Source: NOAA.gov

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PCA: The ‘Enrica Lexie’ Incident (Italy v. India) Award

On the 2 July 2020 the Arbitral Tribunal (UNCLOS, Annex VII) in respect of the ‘Enrica Lexie’ Incident (Italy v. India), PCA Case No. 2015-28, issued its Award. In accordance with the Rules of Procedure (art. 23(5)), as amended by Procedural Order No. 7, the full (redacted) Award will be published following the Parties’ confidentiality review. An Award – Extracts for Advance Publication is available, containing the operative part of the Award (para. 1094). As an edited summary:

A. In relation to jurisdiction and admissibility
1. Finds (4-1 votes) there is a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of UNCLOS;
2. Finds (4-1 votes) the Arbitral Tribunal has jurisdiction over the dispute, subject to its decision on India’s Submission (1.a);
3. Finds (unanimously) India’s counter-claims are admissible;
4. Finds (3-2 votes) in respect of Italy’s Submission (2)(f), that UNCLOS arts. 2(3), 56(2) and 58(2) are not applicable;
5. Finds (3-2 votes) it has jurisdiction concerning the Marines’ immunity;
6. Finds (unanimously), concerning India’s submission (1.a), it’s unnecessary to determine the compatibility of India’s 1976 Maritime Zone Act and its 1981 Notification with UNCLOS.

B. In relation to the merits of the dispute between the Parties
1. Finds (unanimously), concerning Italy’s Submission (2)(b)-(e) and (g):

a. India did not breach UNCLOS art. 87(1)(a);
b. India did not violate UNCLOS art. 92(1);
c. UNCLOS arts. 97(1) and 97(3) are not applicable;
d. India did not violated UNCLOS art. 100 and art. 300 cannot be invoked;

2. Decides (3-2 votes), concerning Italy’s Submission (2)(f), the Marines are entitled to immunity and India is precluded from exercising jurisdiction thereof;
3. Decides (3-2 votes) concerning Italy’s Submission (3)(a) and (c), India must cease exercising criminal jurisdiction over the Marines and no other remedies are required;
4. Finds, concerning India’s Submissions (4), (5), and (7):

a. (3-2 votes) Italy did not violate UNCLOS art. 56;
b. (3-2 votes) Italy did not violated UNCLOS art. 58(3);
c. (unanimously) Italy did not infringed UNCLOS art. 88;

5. Finds (unanimously) concerning India’s Submission (6), Italy’s interference with the navigation of the “St. Antony” breached UNCLOS arts. 87(1)(a) and 90;
6. Decides (unanimously) concerning India’s Submission (8):

a. A finding that Italy breached UNCLOS arts. 87(1)(a) and 90 constitutes adequate satisfaction for India’s non-material interests;
b. India is entitled to compensation in connection with the loss of life, physical harm, material damage to property and moral harm suffered, which cannot be made good through restitution;
c. Parties are invited to consult on the quantification of compensation;
d. The Arbitral Tribunal retains jurisdiction should either Party or both Parties wish to apply for a ruling on the quantification of compensation, subject to the closure of proceedings should no application be received within one year.

C. In relation to the costs of these proceedings
Decides each Party shall bear its own costs.

For further information see the full unedited Award – Extracts for Advance Publication and previous reports.

Update (03/07/2020): For further information see India’s MEA Press Release and Italy’s MFAIC Press Release.

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Webinar: Eliminating Harmful Fisheries Subsidies

The Friends of Ocean Action shall host a webinar, entitled, Eliminating Harmful Fisheries Subsidies, 30 June 2020 from 16:00 CEST. This follows the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules sharing a draft consolidated text on 25 June 2020.

For more information and registration see here.

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ICJ: Amendments to the Rules of Court

On 25 June 2020 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) amended the Rules of Court, adding a new Article 59(2) and amending Article 94(2):

Article 59

1. The hearing in Court shall be public, unless the Court shall decide otherwise, or unless the parties demand that the public be not admitted. Such a decision or demand may concern either the whole or part of the hearing, and may be made at any time.

2. The Court may decide, for health, security or other compelling reasons, to hold a hearing entirely or in part by video link. The parties shall be consulted on the organization of such a hearing.

Article 94

1. When the Court has completed its deliberations and adopted its judgment, the parties shall be notified of the date on which it will be read.

2. The judgment shall be read at a public sitting of the Court. The Court may decide, for health, security or other compelling reasons, that the judgment shall be read at a sitting of the Court accessible to the parties and the public by video link. The judgment shall become binding on the parties on the day of the reading.

The amendments entered into force 25 June 2020. Thus, the public hearing on the question of the ICJ’s jurisdiction in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela)scheduled for 30 June 2020, will be via videoconference. The representatives of Guyana will address the Court by video link and the public may follow via a live webcast. This dispute extends to a law of the sea dispute, as evident in Guyana’s Application instituting proceedings (paras. 53, 55).

For more information see Press Releases No. 2020/16 and No. 2020/17.

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Vacancy: PhD Studentship at Coventry University

The Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University is seeking a PhD candidate to study the topic, Pandemics as a non-traditional maritime security challenge – exploring the impact of COVID-19 on maritime trade and border management. Applications are welcome until 20 July 2020.

For more information see here.

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Somalia: Statement on Significant Illegal Fishing in Somalia’s EEZ

On 24 June 2020 the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia (2) issued a press release, entitled, Iranian flagged fishing vessels identified operating illegally in Somalian EEZ. Somalia calls upon Iran to cooperate in addressing the suspected (at least) 112-193 Iranian fishing vessels operating in the EEZ of Somalia and Yemen between January 2019 to 14 April 2020. The information has been shared with the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). Foreign flagged vessels may only fish in the Somalian exclusive economic zone beyond 24 nautical miles, and currently only 31 Chinese-flagged vessels are licenced.

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Vacancy: marine policy officer at WWF

Closing date for applications is 8 July 2020 with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for a marine policy officer vacancy based in Brussels (Belgium). The officer will ensure that there is a coordinated approach across the WWF European network to effectively influence and implement EU marine policies including the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSP) Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and International Ocean Governance. Further information is available here.

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Call for Posts: Ocean Governance

The Center for International Maritime Security and Stable Seas are seeking posts for their online symposium, entitled, Ocean Governance. Submissions are welcome until 13 July 2020. This call forms part of the wider Project Trident.

For more information see the call for posts.

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Vacancy: assistant professorship at Wagenigen University

Closing date for applications is 12 July 2020 with Wageningen University & Research for an assistant professorship in Governance of Coastal Resilience. The position requires adapting to existing courses taught by the Environmental Policy Group in the Masters of Aquaculture and Marine Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, and Tourism, Society & Environment. Research activities should contribute to social scientific debates around policy and management of coastal environments and how they contribute to resilient coastal communities and industries under conditions of environmental globalisation. Further information is available here.

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Singapore/ITLOS: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities to ITLOS

On the 11 June 2020 Singapore and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) signed the Model Agreement: Agreement for the provision of facilities for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea / a Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to sit or otherwise exercise its functions in the Republic of Singapore in [case name]. The Model Agreement establishes the terms and conditions under which the Singapore government shall provide appropriate facilities for the Tribunal, or a Chamber of the Tribunal, to sit or otherwise exercise its functions in Singapore (art. 2).

The Model Agreement enables ITLOS to implement Article 1(3) of UNCLOS Annex VI, whereby the Tribunal may sit and exercise its functions outside of Hamburg (Germany) whenever it considers this desirable. Consultations concerning Singapore as a seat for the Tribunal began in 2007, resulting in the 2015 Joint Declaration Signed between Ministry of Law and President of the Tribunal (2). Negotiations on the terms of the Model Agreement, as per Article 7 of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, concluded in October 2019.

For more information see the Model Agreement, the Model Annex and the Joint Press Release (ITLOS/Press 239); Joint Press Release (ITLOS/Press 303).

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France: continental shelf extension authorized by the CLCS

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) has published recommendations authorizing France to extend its continental shelf off the islands of La Réunion and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam. According to these recommendations, published on 10 June 2020, France may extend its continental shelf off the islands of La Réunion and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam (French Southern and Antarctic Lands). France will thus expand its submarine domain by 151,323 km2 (58,121 km2 off La Réunion and 93,202 km2 off Saint-Paul and Amsterdam). Further information is available here (in French).

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Webinar: How to Control the Fishermen – ​​​​​​​Out of Sea, Out of Sight?

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs is hosting a virtual event series entitled The Blue Deal Debates. The fifth webinar, entitled,  How to Control the Fishermen – ​​​​​​​Out of Sea, Out of Sight?, will be held on the 9 June 2020 from 13:00 (CET).

For more information and registration see here.

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Essay Competition: Space for Youth

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) welcome essay submissions to their Space for Youth Competition, this year’s topic being, Space as a tool to address climate challenges: examples from local communities. Submissions are welcome until 21 June 2020.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: What solutions to fight plastic pollution in the ocean?

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) shall host a webinar, entitled, What solutions to fight plastic pollution in the ocean?, 8 June 2020 from 14:30 (CEST). This webinar will build on IDDRI’s recent report, Combatting marine plastic litter: state of play and perspectives (June 2020).

For more information see here.

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Essay Competition: Future Maritime Leaders 2020

The Global Maritime Forum welcomes submissions for its Future Maritime Leaders essay competition, addressing the question, Over the next decade, how can the maritime sector continue to contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals? Submissions are welcome until 21 June 2020.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Covid-Piracy, Coastal Communities, Needed Responses

The Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa shall host a webinar, entitled, Gulf of Guinea Oceans Governance Dialogue: Covid-Piracy, Coastal Communities, Needed Responses, 8 June 2020 from 14:00 (GMT).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020

The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) shall host a webinar, entitled, Launch of The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) 2020, 8 June 2020 from 13:00 (CET).

For more information see here. Previous SOFIA reports may be found here.

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Virtual Event: EarthxOcean

EarthX shall host a virtual event, entitled, EarthxOcean, 9-11 June 2020 from 13:00 (CDT). Sessions include High Seas Initiative, Coral Reef Restoration, Ocean Plastic Solutions and Sustainable Fisheries.

For more information see here.

 

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Virtual Event: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

The official UN World Oceans Day 2020 virtual event, entitled, Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean, will take place 8 June 2020, from 10:00 (EDT).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Building Ambition for a new High Seas Treaty

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is hosting a webinar entitled Building Ambition for a new High Seas Treaty: Marine Genetic Resources. This is the first in a four part IUCN Webinar Series preparing for the Fourth Intergovernmental Conference for an international legally binding agreement on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (IGC4).

This event is set to happen on 5 June 2020. Registration is possible here.

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Webinar: Closed Ports, Dubious Partners

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung shall host a webinar, entitled, Closed Ports, Dubious Partners: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility in the Mediterranean, 2 June 2020 at 19:00 (CET). Discussion will focus on the recent publication (May 2020) of the same name.

For more information see here.

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PCA: Dispute Concerning the Detention of Ukrainian Naval Vessels and Servicemen (Ukraine v. Russia)

On the 22 May 2020 Ukraine submitted its written memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal (UNCLOS, Annex VII) in respect of the Dispute Concerning the Detention of Ukrainian Naval Vessels and Servicemen (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation), PCA Case No. 2019-28. According to Procedural Order No. 1 (22 November 2019), the Russian Federation shall submit its written memorial within 6 months (para. 4), or preliminary objections within 3 months (para 5; Rules of Procedure (22 November 2019), art. 11). Any preliminary objections that ‘possess an exclusively preliminary character’ are to be examined in a preliminary phase prior to the merits of the case.

On the 26 May 2020 the Russian MFA commented on Ukraine’s submission. The Russian MFA suggests that Ukraine’s written memorial has “reduced the list of its [Ukraine’s] initial claims”. There is also a suggestion that Russia will exercise its right to submit preliminary objections:

Next, Russia will have to file its jurisdictional objections regarding this case by August 22, 2020 under the relevant rules of procedure.

For more information see PCA Case No. 2019-28, as well as the related provisional measures case, ITLOS Case No. 26. For previous DeMaribus reports, see here.

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Virtual Annual Meeting: The Promise of International Law

The American Society of International law shall host its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting, themed, The Promise of International Law, 25-26 June 2020. Of particular note to law of the sea scholars is the Energy, Environment, Sea, & Space track, as well as the Annual Manley O. Hudson Medal Luncheon, with this year’s recipient being Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wolfrum.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: COVID-19 and Shipping – Maritime Law and Policy Highlights

WMU shall host a WMU Alumni Webinar, entitled, COVID-19 and Shipping: Maritime Law and Policy Highlights, 29 May 2020 at 14:00 (CEST). This webinar is open to all.

For more information see here.

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Philippines: Chinese jurisdiction over islands contested

The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines issued a statement (30 April 2020) contesting the so-called districts of “Nansha” and “Xisha” under the supposed administrative jurisdiction of its self-declared “Sansha City” announced on 18 April 2020 by the People’s Republic of China. According to this announcement by China, “the Xisha District of Sansha City has jurisdiction over the islands and reefs of the Xisha Islands and its sea areas, and is in charge of the islands and reefs of the Zhongsha Islands and its sea areas”. The statement from the Philippines is available here.

The United States of America also issued a statement (22 April 2020) describing China’s announcement as a “new unilateral announcement of administrative districts over disputed islands and maritime areas in the South China Sea”.

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Webinar: Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea

Human Rights at Sea and Shearman & Sterling LLP shall host a webinar, entitled, Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea, 24 June 2020 at 15:00 (CEST). The event will discuss the recently released white paper, Arbitration as an Effective Remedy for Human Rights Abuses at Sea (24 March 2020).

For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD position at Université d’Angers

Closing date for applications is 17 June 2020 with the Université d’Angers (France) for a PhD position on the topic of prevention and resolution of conflicts of use in the law of the sea (La prévention et la résolution des conflits d’usage en droit de la mer). The position is based at the Centre Jean Bodin and the researcher is expected to join the ZOMAD (observatoire des zones maritimes disputées) research group.

Further information is available here (English version here).

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Webinar: Plastic as a Key to Addressing Ocean Pollution

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) is hosting a webinar entitled Plastic as a Key to Addressing Ocean Pollution. The event is set to happen 27 May 2020 at 09:00 AM (BST). This event is part of the series of webinars featuring new scientific ‘Blue Papers’.

Registration and further information is available here.

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Webinar: Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

Stable Seas shall host a webinar, entitled, Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, 28 May 2020 at 15:30 (GMT). The event will discuss the recently published report, Stable Seas: Gulf of Guinea (16 Apr 2020).

For more information and registration see here.

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Webinars: Risk Intelligence 2020

Risk Intelligence shall host a series of webinars, entitled, Risk Intelligence Webinars 2020, 26 May – 30 June 2020 at 10:00 (CEST). The next webinar is entitled Stowaways: Port Weaknesses Identified.

For more information and registration see here.

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Symposium: Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region

The Government of Iceland in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers is hosting the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region, in connection with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The event takes place on September 28-30 2020 in Reykjavík (Iceland). The programme is available here. Registration is open until the Symposum date.

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Vacancy: Black Sea Young Ambassadors

Black Sea CONNECT is currently looking for Black Sea Young Ambassadors that will advocate for blue growth in the Black Sea and promote the goals of the project’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Applications are welcome until 31 May 2020.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Environmental Security – Sea Level Rise and Sovereignty Boundaries Issues due to Climate Change Impacts

The Archipelagic & Island States Forum and the Center for Security and International Studies (Padjadjaran University) shall host a webinar, entitled, Environmental Security: Sea Level Rise and Sovereignty Boundaries Issues due to Climate Change Impacts, 3 June 2020 at 14.00 (ICT).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: How to arrest a ship

Danish law firm IUNO is hosting a webinar on 3 June 2020 entitled How to Arrest a Ship. The webinar will focus on the particular rules of maritime laws, how they are applied, and alternatives to arresting a ship.

Registration form and further information is here.

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Vacancy: PhD position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Closing date for applications is 10 July 2020 with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for a PhD position on the New Arctic and Digital Ocean (NADO), an initiative associated with NTNU Oceans. The PhD candidate will collaborate on research that frames the “New Arctic”; one angle of research presented is “the geopolitics of polar militarism and international law”. More information is available here.

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Webinar: Covid-19 and International Shipping

The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore shall host a webinar, entitled, Covid-19 and International Shipping, 3 June 2020, 16:00 (SGT).

For more information and registration see here.

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UK: Fisheries Framework Agreement draft negotiating document published

The United Kingdom published (April 2020) a Draft Working Text for a Fisheries Framework Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union. The preamble of this document states that:

The UK proposal reflects the fact that, at the end of 2020, the UK will be an independent coastal State and will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy, and that the current arrangements on quota-sharing will end. In line with the UK’s commitment to best available science, future fishing opportunities should be based on the principle of zonal attachment. The UK proposal is based on relevant international precedents, including the EU’s separate fisheries agreements with other coastal states. Through this agreement, and the annual negotiations it provides for, the UK would fulfil its obligations under UNCLOS to cooperate with the EU on the sustainable management of shared stocks.

The document calls for “annual negotiations on fishing opportunities and access” (Article 2). It proposes that any vessels granted access to fish in the relevant waters must “obtain an authorisation and a licence” (Article 3.1) before commencing fishing operations and that “each Party shall manage its own fisheries independently and may take such measures in its relevant waters as it considers appropriate to ensure the rational and sustainable management of fisheries” (Article 4.1). The document is available here.

A Draft text of the Agreement on the New Partnership with the United Kingdom, which includes a chapter on fisheries, was published (18 March 2020) by the European Union. It is available here.

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Vacancy: Knowledge Exchange Associate at University of Strathclyde

The One Ocean Hub at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) is currently seeking a Knowledge Exchange Associate, with applications welcome until 26 May 2020.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Do we have the right data for fighting maritime piracy?

SafeSeas and Stable Seas shall host a webinar, entitled,  Do we have the right data for fighting maritime piracy?, 9 June 2020 at 15.00 (BST). This event accompanies the release of their report, What We Know About Piracy.

For more information and registration see here. (update here).

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Webinars: Global Ocean Series

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Of UNESCO shall host a series of 4 webinars, entitled, Global Ocean Series, 20-21 May 2020 and 10-11 June 2020. These four webinars will explore the question of how scaling between local management and large marine ecosystems (LMEs) connects to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

For more information and registration see here.

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