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Call for papers: Recent Developments on the Law of the Sea

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.

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Conference: European Maritime Day 2018

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.

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Conference: From Strasbourg to Hamburg – the human dimension of the Law of the Sea

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.

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IMO: Special Event on Ports + World Port Security Summit

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).

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Conference: Les droits de l’Homme et la Mer

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.

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Seminar: Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ocean – Supportive Technologies and Future Trends

The World Maritime University (WMU) and the University of Nantes, will jointly hold a scientific seminar on the theme: Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ocean – Supportive Technologies and Future Trends. The two-day seminar will include presentations and discussions on Marine Spatial Planning & Blue Growth, Safety Aspects of Exploitation Activities,  and issues surrounding Shipping in the Era of Digitalisation including a session on Autonomous Vessels. The seminar is open to professionals and students working in the field of sustainable ocean management, marine spatial planning and maritime technologies. Simultaneous interpretation into French and English will be available. The event takes place at the WMU in Malmö, Sweden, from 29-30 August 2018. The program is available here.

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Conference: High seas – what’s at stake?

The High Seas Alliance and its partners shall host a conference, entitled, La Haute Mer: Quels Enjeux?/High Seas: What’s at Stake?, 21 June 2018, at the Maison des Océans (Paris, France). The event will have simultaneous translation in French and English.

For the programme and registration, see here.

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