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Webinars: Global Ocean Series

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Of UNESCO shall host a series of 4 webinars, entitled, Global Ocean Series, 20-21 May 2020 and 10-11 June 2020. These four webinars will explore the question of how scaling between local management and large marine ecosystems (LMEs) connects to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

For more information and registration see here.

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Webinar: Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action – Private Sector

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Global Compact and the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service shall host a webinar, entitled, Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Private Sector Participation and Engagement, 21 May 2020 at 09:00 (EDT). Registration is open until 18 May 2020 at 17:00 (EDT).

For more information and registration, see here and the flyer.

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Webinar: Sustainable Ocean Business and the 2030 Agenda

The UN Global Compact shall host a webinar, entitled, Online High Level Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Business and the 2030 Agenda, 2 June 2020 at 14:00 (GMT). The meeting will be informed by the UN Global Compact’s upcoming report, entitled, Ocean Stewardship 2030, which shall be released 26 May 2020.

For more information see the agenda and registration here.

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Webinar: Briefing on the new UN Ocean Treaty

The International Union of Marine Insurance shall host a webinar, entitled, Briefing on the new UN Ocean Treaty: Biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), on 19 May 2020, at 09:00 (CEST) or 20:00 (CEST).

For more information and to register for either session see here.

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Webinar: Threats to Critical Global Ocean Supply Chains – Shipping During COVID-19

The UN Global Compact Academy shall host a webinar, entitled, Threats to Critical Global Ocean Supply Chains: Shipping During COVID-19, 14 May 2020 at 10:00 (ET).

For more information and registration see here.

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Call for Abstracts: International Law and Marine Bioprospecting in a Nordic Context

The Department of Law at the University of Gothenburg, the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland and the the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea shall host a conference, entitled, International Law and Marine Bioprospecting in a Nordic Context, 12-13 October 2020 at the University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden) and/or online. Abstracts are welcome until 15 June 2020.

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Security and Maritime Conflicts in the South China Sea

The Middle East Institute (National University of Singapore) shall host a webinar, entitled, Security and Maritime Conflicts in the South China Sea, on 19 May 2020 at 15.00 (SGT).

For more information see here.

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Webinar: Fuel Quality – Now and Tomorrow Amid Covid-19

SGS Inspire shall host a webinar, entitled, Fuel Quality: Now and Tomorrow Amid Covid-19, on 13 May 2020 at 08:30 (CEST/UTC+2h) and on 15 May 2020 at 09:00 (EDT/UTC -4h).

For more information see session 1 and session 2.

 

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Webinar: Covid-19 – International Law and the Clash of ‘Rights’?

The Centre for International Law (National University of Singapore) will host an e-Conference, entitled, Covid-19: International Law and the Clash of “Rights”?, at 16:00 (SGT) on the 6 May 2020. Discussions will include the emerging challenges and ways forward from the perspective of ocean law and policy.

For more information and registration see here. For other sessions in the e-Conference series see here.

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Webinar: Der Konflikt im Asowschen Meer

The German Association for East European Studies will host a webinar, entitled, Der Konflikt im Asowschen Meer, 18:00 -19:00 (GMT+2) on the 28 April 2020.

For more information and registration see here.

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Call for Papers: IV Congresso do Instituto Brasileiro de Direito do Mar

The Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea (BILOS) shall host its IV Congress of the Brazilian Institute of Law of the Sea on the 12-13 November 2020 at the University of Caxias do Sul (Caxias do Sul, Brazil). The submission of draft papers is welcome until 1 July 2020. The submission of papers is welcome until 2 August 2020.

For further information and the different participation routes see the conference announcement, the call for drafts and the call for papers.

 

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Webinar: COVID-19 and Public International Law

The International Law Association (Australian Branch) will host a series of Zoom seminars on COVID-19, the first being COVID-19 and Public International Law, to be held at 5:00–5:45 pm (AEST) on the 23 April 2020. Topics include the role of the WHO and it’s Regulations as well as port state jurisdiction relating to cruise ships and dealing with ill passengers and crew.

For more information and registration see here.

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Online conference: Virtual Ocean Dialogues

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, is hosting a  global online conference for ocean action, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues. The event is scheduled to take place on 1-5 June 2020 as part of the Friends of Ocean Action. Priority topics to be covered include enabling a resilient ocean, how to stem the tide of marine pollution, sustainable food from the ocean, ocean data and science, marine protection and conservation of biodiversity, sustainably and equitably managing the high seas, ocean risk and more. Further information is available here.

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Webinar: Achieving Sustainability – The EU, Overfishing and MSY

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs is hosting a virtual event series entitled The Blue Deal Debates. The first webinar, entitled, Achieving Sustainability: The EU, Overfishing and MSY, will be held 1:00-2:00 PM (CET) on the 21 Apr 2020.

For more information and registration see here.

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Call for papers: Blue Planet Law – Development and Global Ecology

The Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law shall host a conference, entitled, Blue Planet Law – Development and Global Ecology, to be held 24-25 September 2020 at the Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal). Abstracts are welcome until 15 May 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Conference: La pollution des océans par les plastiques

The Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique and the Institut Universitaire Mer et Littoral shall host a symposium entitled La pollution des océans par les plastiques. This event takes place 30 November 2020 at the Cité des Congrès (Nantes, France).

For more information see here. This symposium is part of the wider les Journées Scientifiques event.

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Conference: Operational Maritime Law

The Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW), in cooperation with the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania and the United States Naval War College, shall host its 8th Conference on Operational Maritime Law, entitled, Great Powers at Sea5-8 October 2020, in Vilnius (Lithuania).

For more information see here.

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Call for papers: Conflits d’usages en mer et droit de l’Union européenne

Deadline for submission of papers (in French) is 1 June 2020 with the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) and the Institut du droit économique de la mer (INDEMER) to a colloquium entitled Conflits d’usages en mer et droit de l’Union européenne (Conflicting uses of the sea and EU law). The event is set to happen 19-20 November 2020 at Aix-Marseille Université (France). More information is available here.

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Seminar: The Role of the Law of the Sea for Dispute Settlement

The Embassy of Japan in Greece, Panteion University, the University of Piraeus and the Institute of International Relations shall host a seminar, entitled, The Role of the Law of the Sea for Dispute Settlement, 16 March 2020 at the Institute of International Relations (Athens, Greece).

For more information see here.

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Call for Abstracts: 2020 Polar Law Symposium

The Polar Cooperation Research Centre (Kobe University), the Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law – Arctic Centre (University of Lapland) and the University of the Arctic and its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) shall host the 13th Polar Law Symposium, themed, The Rule of Law in the Polar Regions, 23-25 November 2020 at Kobe University (Kobe, Japan). Abstracts are welcome until 31 March 2020.

for further information see the call for abstracts and the website.

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Call for Papers: Environmental Law and Governance

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) shall host the VIII Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance, 19 June 2020, at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, United Kingdom). Abstracts (including those addressing oceans law) are welcome until 31 March 2020.

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference of AsianSIL-JP

The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL-JP) shall host their 11th Annual Conference, with the theme, Whither Eastern Asian Liberals?: The Aspirations and Anxieties of International Law in Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, 12 July 2020 at Yokohama National University (Yokohama, Japan). Abstracts, including those focused on law of the sea, are welcome until 29 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Call for Papers: Sustainable Europe and its Global Reach

The Maastricht Centre for European Law shall host a workshop, entitled, Sustainable Europe and its Global Reach, 15-16 October 2020 at Maastricht University (Maastricht , The Netherlands). Abstracts are welcome until 31 May 2020.

For further information, see here.

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Call for abstracts: Power Politics of Nature

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 March 2020 with the European International Studies Association (EISA) for the 2020 Pan-European International Studies Conference. This year’s edition overarching theme is Power Politics of Nature, which features a thematic session entitled Politics of Ocean and Polar Regions. The session shall include panels on EU maritime security and governance, on the politics of global ocean waterways, on membership, authority and change in ocean governance institutions, and on the governance on regional marine ecosystems. The Conference takes place on 16-19 September 2020, at Msida, University of Malta. More information is available here.

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Call for Papers: Challenges for Law and Development – Responses

The Law and Development Research Network shall hold its fifth annual conference, entitled, Challenges for Law and Development: Responses, 21-23 September 2020, at Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). Law of the sea scholars may be interested in track 2. Submissions are welcome until 9 March 2020.

For more information see the call for papers and website.

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Symposium: Flag State Responsibilities and the future of Article 91 of UNCLOS

The International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) and the World Maritime University (WMU) shall organize a Symposium (co-hosted by IMO and ITLOS), entitled, flag State responsibilities and the future of article 91 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 5 March 2020 at IMO Headquarters (London, UK).

For further information see here.

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Conference: Élévation du niveau de la mer et droit international

The Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique shall host a conference, entitled, Élévation du niveau de la mer et droit international: de l’adaptation à l’action, 16 June 2020 at the University of Nantes (Nantes, France).

For further information see here and the draft programme.

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Conference: Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law

The University of the Faroe Islands and the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland shall host a conference, entitled, Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law, 10 – 12 September 2020 at the University of the Faroe Islands (Kongshøll, Faroe Islands).

For more information and registration see here.

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Conference: The Seas as a Space for Cooperation and Conflict

The German Association for East European Studies (DGO) shall host a conference, entitled, The Seas as a Space for Cooperation and Conflict, 5–6 March 2020 at Körber-Stiftung (Hamburg, Germany).

For more information see here.

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Workshop: Utilization of genetic resources and the Nagoya Protocol

The UVIGO Marine Research Centre (CIM-UVIGO) is holding a workshop entitled: Utilization of genetic resources and the Nagoya Protocol: legal framework and practical cases of application in the marine field (Utilización de recursos genéticos y Protocolo de Nagoya: marco legal y casos prácticos de aplicación en el ámbito marino). This workshop is part of the EBB project (European Blue Biobank), aimed at facilitating access to marine biological resources. The event is set to happen on 14 February 2020, in Vigo (Spain). Registration forms and the program of the event (in Spanish) can be found here.

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Conference: International Ocean Governance Forum

The European Commission and the European External Action Service shall host an event, entitled, International Ocean Governance Forum, 22-24 April 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. A high level event is followed by 3 thematic working groups, namely, (1) Improving the international ocean governance framework, (2) Reducing pressure on oceans and seas and creating the conditions for a sustainable, and (3) Strengthening the ocean knowledge system.

For more information and registration see here.

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Conference: Maritime Law & Policy Postgraduate Research

The London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group will host the 11th Maritime Law & Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference, 3 April 2020, at City, University of London (London, UK). Details for submitting abstracts is forthcoming.

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: Environmental Crimes

The Common Good Foundation, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Center for World Indigenous Studies, The Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, shall host the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference, 1-2 October 2020 in Saint Helier (United Kingdom). Abstracts are welcome until 6 March 2020.

For more information see here.

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Call for Papers: Solidarity in the Context of Natural Resources Management

The ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law shall host an event at the 2020 ESIL Research Forum, entitled, Solidarity in the Context of Natural Resources Management, 23 April 2020 at the University of Catania (Catania, Italy). Track I may be of interest to law of the sea scholars. Abstracts are welcome until 14 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Conference: Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction – Where are we and where to next?

For further information and registration (fees apply) see here.

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Call for Papers: Beyond National Jurisdiction

The American Society of International Law, the Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law, the Canadian Council on International Law, and the Japanese Society of International Law shall host the Eighth International Four Societies Conference, entitled, Beyond National Jurisdiction, 16-17 June 2020, at UC Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley, USA). Applications are welcome until 31 January 2020.

For more information (including membership requirements) see the call for abstracts.

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Conference: The 25th UNCLOS Anniversary Seminar

The Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Law shall host a conference, entitled, The 25th UNCLOS Anniversary Seminar, 5-6 February 2020, at Aryaduta Hotel (Jakarta, Indonesia).

For more information and RSVP see here.

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law

The University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law shall host a conference, entitled, Fourth Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law Conference, 20-21 April 2020, at the University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Abstracts for papers and posters are welcome until 30 January 2020. Numerous suggested topics could be addressed from a law of the sea perspective.

For further information see here.

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Conference: 12th International Forum on IUU Fishing

Chatham House shall host a forum, entitled, 12th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, 19 March 2020 at Chatham House (London, UK).

For further information and registration see here.

Update 12/05/2020: This event is now a series of webinars 18-22 May 2020. See here.

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Call for Papers: AsianSIL Regional Conference 2020 & Junior Scholars’ Conference 2020

The Nepalese Society of International Law and the Nepal Chapter of AsianSIL shall host the Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) 2020, entitled, Power and the Development of International Law: Asian Perspectives, on the 6 June 2020 in Kathmandu (Nepal). The Junior Scholars’ Conference 2020, entitled, New Challenges in International Law, will be held 5 June 2020 in Kathmandu (Nepal). A non-exhaustive list of topics is included in the call for papers, including numerous law of the sea interests. Abstracts are welcome until 15 February 2020.

For more information see the call for papers.

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Conference: Securing Britain’s Seas

Safeseas is hosting a conference, entitled, Securing Britain’s Seas: The Bristol IdeasLab on UK Maritime Security, 28 February 2020 at the University of Bristol (Bristol, UK).

For further information and registration see here and the programme.

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Workshop: Judicial Settlement under UNCLOS

Le Club de Droit International and the University of Angers, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in The Netherlands, are hosting a discussion on Judicial Settlement under UNCLOS: An insider’s view of ITLOS. The event takes place on 9 December 2019 at the Hague (The Netherlands). More information is available here.

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Conference: International Law and Sea Level Rise – the work of the ILA Committee

Fundación Fide, in collaboration with the International Law Association (ILA), the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, shall host a breakfast session, entitled, International Law and Sea Level Rise: the work of the ILA Committee, 11 December 2019, at Fundación Fide (Madrid, Spain).

For further information and registration see here.

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Conference: UNCLOS at 25 – Smooth Sailing or Stormy Seas?

The University of Edinburgh shall host a conference, entitled, UNCLOS at 25: Smooth Sailing or Stormy Seas?, 22 November 2019 at The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK).

For further information see here, registration here.

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Call for papers: Changes in international lawmaking – actors, processes, impact

The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, entitled, Changes in international lawmaking: actors, processes, impact, will be held 10-12 September 2020 at Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden). All agoras could be addressed from a law of the sea perspective, although of particular interest is Agora 1: The Order of the Oceans and Changes in Lawmaking. Abstracts are welcome until  31 January 2020.

The Law of the Sea Interest Group anticipates holding a workshop on the 9 September 2020. The IG usually posts a call for abstract on its website here.

For further information see the main conference website call for papers.

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Conference: What Role for the Private Sector on the High Seas within the BBNJ Process?

France, Nausicaá (French National Sea Centre) and the French Biodiversity Agency shall host a high-level workshop, entitled, What Role for the Private Sector on the High Seas within the BBNJ Process?, 18-19 November 2019, at Nausicaá National Sea Centre  (Boulogne-sur-mer, France).

For more information and registration see here.

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Conference: Fisheries after Brexit

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will host a conference, entitled, Fisheries after Brexit, 19 November 2019, at Volterra Fietta (London, UK).

For further information see here.

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Conference: SEA of Solutions 2019

SEA circular will convene a conference, entitled, SEA of Solutions 2019: Partnership week for plastic pollution prevention, 11-14 November 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre (Bangkok, Thailand).

For further information see here and the draft programme.

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Call for papers: EU contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest

The Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations Professors (AEPDIRI), together with the University of Córdoba, is accepting paper submissions for a conference entitled The European Union’s contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest.

The event shall have a special focus on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. A first panel will address the protection of fishery resources in the exclusive economic zone, assessing whether the EEZ has served the purpose of preserving marine living resources. A second panel will examine the protection of fishery resources in the high seas from a regulatory and practical perspective. A third panel will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the UNCLOS instrument currently under negotiation. A fourth panel will study the environmental problems affecting the protection of biological resources in the polar areas.

The papers must be submitted before 8 December 2019. The event is set to happen in Córdoba, Spain, on 16-17 April 2020. The program is available here.

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Conference: Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will host the Second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean, on the 8 November 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre (Bangkok, Thailand). Registration is open until 1 November 2019.

For further information see here.

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