The Republic of the Marshall Islands has reached a major milestone in ocean resource management and international relations following the submission of their completed maritime boundary legislation to the United Nations on 22 April 2016. This legislation includes more than 450 pages of geographical coordinates, treaty agreements, and a total of 25 charts which will officially declare the baselines and the outer limits of all of its maritime zones under the national jurisdiction of the Marshall Islands. More information available here.
The sixth conference of the MSP stakeholder series, focussing on MSP Worldwide will be organised on 8 and 9 June 2016 by DG MARE in University of the Azores, Ponte Delgada, Azores. The conference will present experiences, opportunities and challenges of MSP implementation around the world. In particular it will look at MSP’s economic benefits, its potential as a climate adaptation tool as well as at the role of area-based management regimes in international waters. The main purpose is to take stock of what is being done at international level and identify potential synergies with EU MSP. More information can be found here.
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.The draft mandatory data collection requirements will be put forward for adoption at the 70th MEPC session in October this year and could enter into force in 2018. The data collection system is enshrined in draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which were approved by the 69th session of the MEPC, meeting at IMO Headquarters in London this week (18 to 22 April). More information on the matter available here.
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University is organizing and hosting a Summer Seminar of Theory and Practice of Marine Law. The event occurs at Xuhui Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in China, from July 17th to July 30th, 2016. The registration deadline is June 17. More information is available here.
The World Maritime University is hosting a symposium on migration by sea. The event is organized in partnership with the University of Genoa (Università degli Studi di Genova – UNIGE) and will occur on 26-27 April 2016 in Malmö, Sweden. More information on the program and registration procedure can be found here.
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies shall host a panel debate entitled, China and International Adjudication, on Tuesday 12 April 2016, from 9:00-11:00 at the College De Valk, Leuven. This shall include a discussion on the South China Sea dispute, and China’s ‘non-participatory involvement’.
For more information, and registration, see here.
The Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and the Frank Guarini Center, School of Law, New York University welcome proposals for papers/presentations at the International Conference on Maritime Actors and Climate Change, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 20th and 21st of June 2016. The conference is open to scholars from law and other social sciences with a research interest in maritime transport and climate change. The conference will include papers presented by invited participants (confirmed speakers include Prof. Richard Stewart, Prof. Daniel Bodansky, Prof. Yoshifumi Tanaka, Prof. Harro van Asselt and Prof. Katrina Wyman), as well as papers selected in the course of this call for papers. More information can be found here.