The port of Rotterdam shall host its annual World Port Days festival, 7-9 September 2018 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). The inner city festival is free to enter and no ticket required. Excursions may require a ticket, some of which carry a fee. Excursion tickets will be on sale 20 August 2018, bar a few available now.
For more information, see the program.
Leiden Law School is hosting a conference on The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability. This event is co-organised by four Interest Groups of the European Society of International Law and takes place on 25 and 26 October 2018 in Leiden, the Netherlands. The aim is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound by when doing so, and how judicial oversight can be ensured. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and submitted no later than 30 June 2018. Registration to attend the event is open until 15 September 2018. The call for papers may be found here. More information about the event is available here.
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Center for Rule of Ocean Law Studies and Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development) is hosting an international symposium entitled “Recent Development on the Law of the Sea”. The event will be held 1-2 November 2018 in Shanghai, China. The respective call for papers mentions three themes: BBNJ and Area Based Management Tools, Deep Seabed Mining: Theoretical and Practical Issues and The Polar Regions: Law and Governance. Draft Papers are due 15 August 2018. More information about the themes and the deadlines is available here.
The European Union is organizing the European Maritime Day, which will take place in Burgas, Bulgaria. This year’s edition will feature a debate on how to spur sustainable blue growth, generate investment and increase cooperation for an economic boom of the Black Sea region. It will also include a session on how to facilitate access to EU funds for Blue Growth and Sea-basin-cooperation projects. The event takes place on 31 May and 1 June 2018. The plenary sessions will be webstreamed. The programme of the event may be found here.
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Law Faculty of the University of Basel shall host a panel-discussion, entitled, From Strasbourg to Hamburg: the Human Dimension of the Law of the Sea, on the 11 June 2018 at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague, Netherlands).
For more information and registration see here.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is hosting a couple of events on port security. The 11 June 2018 special event on ports will maintain the focus of IMO’s World Maritime Day theme for 2017 “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” through a programme of presentations (the outline of the sessions is available here). This will be followed by a symposium on port security operations (12-13 June), co-hosted with the International Organization of Airport & Seaport Police (INTERPORTPOLICE). This second event will focus on the exchange of best practices on port security and law enforcement. More information about these events may be found in the IMO Circular Letter No. 3815 and also here (IMO) or here (INTERPORTPOLICE).
The annual conference of the Fondation René Cassin, entitled, Les droits de l’Homme et la Mer, will be held 24 – 25 May 2018, at Le Mans Université (Le Mans, France).
For more information see the programme, and registration here.