Monthly Archives: April 2018

Call for papers: Congress of Maritime, Port and Customs Law

The Maritime Law Academy in Santos, Brazil, has published a call for papers for its 2nd Congress of Maritime, Port and Customs Law. The event is set to take place on 26-28 of July 2018. Papers may focus on topics such as shipping contracts, sovereignty and jurisdiction at sea, oil and gas, environmental law as well as port and customs law. Papers may be sent in Portuguese, Spanish or English. They should be sent until 26 of April 2018. More information is available here (in Portuguese).

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IMO: Initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships adopted

​The Initial IMO strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships was adopted, 13 April 2018, by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its 72nd session at IMO Headquarters (London, United Kingdom). Previously, MEPC 70 approved a roadmap for developing a Comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, scheduled for 2023. The initial strategy includes reduction of carbon intensity (at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050), and GHG emissions (at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008) for international shipping.

See the IMO press briefing. For further information, see the French and EU Commission press releases, and summary of previous IMO work to address GHG emissions.

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Workshop: Negotiating Maritime Boundaries

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) of the University of Wollongong are organising the 2018 CIL-ANCORS Workshop on Negotiating Maritime Boundaries. The workshop will focus on the practical issues faced by government officials when negotiating maritime boundary agreements. The workshop will consist of a combination of interactive lectures and supervised practical exercises in which participants will obtain hands-on experience working in teams to negotiate a maritime boundary between two fictitious states. This event will be held 3-5 July 2018 in Singapore. More information is available here.

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Call for abstracts: Beyond the coast 2018

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) shall host a conference on the future of the UK offshore marine environment, entitled, Beyond the Coast 2018, to be held, 26-27 June 2018, at the University of Hull (Hull, UK). Abstracts for 2 minute presentations and posters are welcome until 16 April 2018.

For more information see the draft programme. For registration and submission see here.

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Call for papers: Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods

The Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), the Center for International Law, Conflict and Crisis (CILCC), the Frank Guarini Center, the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the European Network Ocean Governance for Sustainability (OceanGov) are welcoming proposals for paper presentations at the II TRAMEREN’s International Conference entitled Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods. The event will feature five thematic sessions: Emerging Issues in International Oceans Governance and Private Actors, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resource Use, Maritime Transport, The Arctic and Seabed Management. This will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 17-18 September 2018 and proposals answering this call should be submitted by 15 May 2018. More information is available here.

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Call for papers: Africa and the International Law of the Sea

The African Society of International Law is organizing its seventh annual conference in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on 26-27 October 2018. The topic of this year’s event is “Africa and the International Law of the Sea”. The call for papers features topics such as maritime delimitation in Africa, unresolved disputes over African islands, the economic exploitation of African maritime spaces, piracy in Africa or the effects of sea level rise on the baselines of African coastal states. Abstracts answering this call must be sent until 1 June 2018. More information may be found here.

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