A seminar entitled Arctic Shipping and Safety – Legal Challenges and Opportunities, will be held by the Royal Danish Naval Academy in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 6 – 7 October 2015. Note attendance fees are applicable; students (DKK 150) professionals (DKK 350). For more information see here.
Monthly Archives: September 2015
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (John Key) has announced at the UN General Assembly the creation of a ‘Kermadec ocean sanctuary’ which will extend out to 200nm in the region. Domestic legislation is to be passed next year, according to the New Zealand government, and the sanctuary ‘will create a no-take, fully-protected zone preventing all fishing and mining in the area’.
The editors of this blog proudly present an event of their own making. A conference entitled “Extraterritoriality in Port state Jurisdiction” will be held at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, on December the 14th. The event is organized under the research project UNIJURIS which focuses on unilateralism and the protection of global values within public international law. The program of the event can be found here.
Today is the World Maritime Day 2015, dedicated to the theme “Maritime education and training”.
As we can learn from the UN website, the theme was adopted to focus attention on the wider spectrum of maritime education and training, in particular its adequacy and quality, as the bedrock of a safe and secure shipping industry, which needs to preserve the quality, practical skills and competence of qualified human resources, in order to ensure its sustainability.
The IMO is holding a symposium on “Shipping’s future needs people: Is global maritime education and training on course?” Speakers from the shipping and maritime industry and academia will address three sessions, covering (1) Opportunities for the young generation in the maritime industry (2) Seafaring as a profession and (3) Developing seafarer skills through quality maritime education and training. More information on this event can be found here.
The University of Macerata in Italy is holding a conference on the Governance of the Adriatic and Ionian Marine Space (La governance dello spazio marino adriatico-ionico). The event is presented in Italian and occurs on November 12-13, 2015. More information on the program and the venue can be found here.
The Human Sea European research project is presenting a conference in Nantes, 5-6 October 2015. The topic of this event is illegal activities at sea and state competencies. Presentations will focus on a wide range of issues: piracy and robbery, trafficking in human beings, clandestine immigration, drug trafficking, illegal fishing… The abstracts and more information on the registration and venue can be found here.
The University of Amsterdam is hosting a two-day event on fisheries and oil pollution on 7-8 October, 2015. The initiative is organized within the framework of the research project ‘Smart Mixes in relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm’. The objective is to provide insight into how alternative modes of regulation and different forms of regulatory instruments can complement the traditional approach of regulation through international agreements. More information about the event can be found here.
Danish Maritime Days is an annual event within Denmark, which this year will be held from the 5-6 October with a number of events of interest for those concerned with maritime regulation. The focus for events is the Copenhagen region and an overview can be found here.
At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the leading memorandas, namely Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, to the highest level. More information is available in their press release. An information sheet on the upcoming developments has also been made available.