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Vacancies: legislative drafting services for British Virgin Islands

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting candidates to submit Expressions of Interest to create a specialist panel to provide legislative drafting services for the comprehensive review of the maritime laws of the British Virgin Islands. The primary objective of this undertaking is to create a Legislative Drafting Maritime Panel consisting of individuals who can efficiently and effectively provide the required legal drafting services to the Government to draft the primary and subsidiary legislation required to give effect to the review of the British Virgin Islands’ maritime laws, to undertake peer review of drafts produced by other drafters as part of the Project and to liaise with them on their projects where appropriate. Expressions of Interest must be submitted no later than 26 September 2022. For further information consult the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry press release.

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Vacancy: Researcher at University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland Law School is currently advertising a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher/Doctoral Researcher position addressing EU Marine Environmental Law and Policy, within its Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law. Applications are welcome until 22 September 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD Researcher at Wageningen University

The Environmental Policy group at Wageningen University is looking for a PhD researcher, entitled, Marine Actors and Governance Process, to work in the NWO funded OR ELSE (Operational Recommendations for Ecosystem-based Large-scale Sand Extraction) programme. OR ELSE focuses on the challenge of climate-induced increase of sand extraction volumes for coastal defence and the effects on ecology and other uses (e.g. fisheries) in the Dutch North Sea. Applications are welcome until 22 September 2022. For more information see here.

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2023 United Nations – The Nippon Foundation (14) Fellowships

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations (“OLA/DOALOS”), is welcoming applications for the 2023 session of the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme, held approximately March – December 2023. It is intended that 14 Fellowships will be offered for the 2023 session. Applications are welcome until 14 September 2022. For more information see the call and here.

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Vacancy: Postdoc at University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is advertising a postdoctoral position (24 months) in the Ocean Infrastructure Group. Applications are welcome until 1 October 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: postdoc and assistant professor at Aalborg University

The Centre for Blue Governance (CBG) at Aalborg University (Denmark) has opened two academic positions. One position is for a postdoctoral researcher in marine affairs and arctic studies. Deadline for applications is 15 August 2022 (see here). The other position(s) is for assistance professor in diverse blue governance areas, which may include ecosystem-based marine management, EU marine policies, citizen science and biodiversity, maritime transportation, and policies on emerging blue economy sector. Deadline for applications is 15 September 2022 (see here).

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Vacancies: Research Associate at IASS Potsdam

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) at Potsdam (Germany) has opened two positions for Research Associate. In one of the positions, the successful applicant will contribute to the project Marine Systems Approaches for Biodiversity Resilience and Ecosystem Sustainability (Marine SABRES) and Sources to Seas – Zero Pollution 2030 (SOS-ZEROPOL2030). More information here. In the other position, the successful applicant will contribute to the project Coherent and Cross-compliant Ocean Governance for Delivering the EU Green Deal for European Seas (CrossGov) and Multi-layer Governance of Marine Policies (PermaGov). More information here. Deadline for application is 29 August 2022.

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Vacancy: Research Fellow at University of Wollongong

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong (Australia), is currently advertising a postdoc position, Research Fellow, with Pacific Island nationals strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are welcome until 30 August 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is currently advertising a position within the second call of the Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) programme, entitled, SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in regulatory and governance challenges related to ocean sustainability. Applications are welcome until 31 October 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: Ocean Policy Officer at WWF

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) is currently advertising for a Ocean Policy Officer, focused on “supporting the implementation of WWF Blueprint for a Sustainable European Policy Agenda, with a focus on protecting marine biodiversity”. The candidate will be based at the WWF European Policy Office (Brussels, Belgium) and applications are welcome until 15 August 2022. For more information, see here.

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Vacancies: internship at The Oceans Cleanup

Nonprofit engineering environmental organization The Oceans Cleanup has opened an internship position on Global Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to inter alia carry out research on particular points of environmental law related to the Ocean and/or waste management. Closing date for applications is 31 July 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancies: Research Associate at the National University of Singapore

The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking applications for a Research Associate for a period of two years from candidates with an LLM related to public international law, law of the sea or maritime law and a demonstrable interest in oceans law and policy. The position is hosted by the Oceans Law and Policy Team. Applications close on 15 July 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancy: Associate Legal Officer at ITLOS

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, an international court with its seat in Hamburg, Germany, has opened the following vacancy: Associate Legal Officer (P-2). Application deadline is 28 June 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancies: Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich (U.K.), with the support of NGO Human Rights at Sea, is offering a scholarship for a postgraduate researcher to address the relationship between International Human Rights Law (IHRL), the Law of the Sea and those other bodies of law of relevance within the maritime environment. The applicant must address the application of IHRL, the monitoring of human rights standards, compliance with and enforcement of the law. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2022. More information is available here and here.

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Vacancies: Associate Professor in Law at University of Tromsø

The Faculty of Law of UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, opened a position for an Associate Professor, with primary teaching duties in international law of the sea and environmental law. Closing date for applications is 23 May 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancy: Doctoral Fellow at Ghent University

The Maritime Institute (Department of European, Public and International Law of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University (Belgium)) is seeking a doctoral fellow to address, Revising the international fisheries regime: optimum conservation and utilization of fish stocks through feasible legal measures, adequate implementation and effective enforcement. Applications are welcome until 15 June 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: Program Coordinator & Research Assistant – Center for Strategic & International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is currently advertising full-time positions, including a Program Coordinator and a Research Assistant to join the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) and the Stephenson Ocean Security Project (SOS), based in Washington, D.C. (USA). For more information see here.

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Vacancy: (Senior) Research Fellow – Law of the Sea at MPFPR

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (Heidelberg, Germany) is currently advertising the position of (Senior) Research Fellow with Specialisation in Law of the Sea, focusing on the Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean regions. Applications are welcome until 29 April 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD Fellow at University of Tromsø

Applications are welcome until 6 April 2022 for the position of PhD Fellow in offshore renewable energy in the Arctic and the Law of the Sea, undertaken at the Changing Arctic Research School and affiliated to the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø, Norway).

For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD Studentship at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Law School (Leeds Beckett University, UK) is currently advertising for a PhD Candidate in Public International Law, in the context of Indian Ocean tuna management and with the studentship open to candidates from IOTC coastal States only. Applications are welcome until 10 March 2022. For more information see here.

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2022 United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship: 11 Fellowships

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations (“OLA/DOALOS”), is now accepting applications for the 2022 Session of the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship Programme. It is intended that 11 Fellowships will be offered in 2022.

“The objective of the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship is to assists developing States, particularly least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, to address identified critical needs in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and related instruments, as well as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other related SDGs. The Fellowship is targeted at Government officials with limited background in ocean affairs and the law of the sea who are filling key positions in their Administration and who are tasked to address the needs referred to above”.

Call for Applications 2022.

Applications are welcome until 1 April 2022. For more information and to apply, see here.

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Vacancies: Lecturer at Southampton University

The University of Southampton has opened a permanent post in Southampton Law School at the level of Lecturer. Applications are welcome from candidates with an interest in any of the following areas: Insurance Law, Marine Insurance, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Enforcement of Maritime Claims, and Maritime Arbitration. The successful applicant will be expected to join the Institute of Maritime Law. Closing date for applications is 30 January 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancies: Legal Officer at the International Seabed Authority

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is looking for a Legal Officer (Regulatory Affairs) to lead the work on the development of regulatory instruments for deep-sea mining in the international seabed Area, including the Mining Code and associated standards and guidelines. Deadline for applications is 30 January 2022 via the UN Careers Portal (here).

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Vacancies: postdoctoral research fellow at Dalhousie University

The Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University, in partnership with the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center at the University of Washington, are hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) for a project aiming to evaluate economic security outcomes of public social safety measures in coastal and fishing communities and explore what policy solutions would best support marginalized and under-served populations of the seafood sector. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. More information here.

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Vacancies: assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island

The Department of Marine Affairs in the College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is seeking an Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs with expertise in Marine and Coastal Law. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 1 February 2022. More information is available here.

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Vacancy: Regional Legal Advisor at International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is currently advertising for a Regional Legal Advisor on Maritime Issues, focusing on the Asia Pacific region and to be based in Bangkok (Thailand). Applications are welcome until 9 January 2022. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: research fellow at UNSW

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is hiring a Research Fellow to contribute towards the research project of SHARP Professor Natalie Klein of the UNSW Law & Justice Faculty (School of Public and Global Law). The research project will be focused on the law of the sea, maritime security, state responsibility and international dispute settlement. The Research Fellow will provide high level research and administrative support, as well as undertake independent research and writing on a specific project on maritime security and international law. More information is available here.

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Vacancy: Legal Consultant for the International Seabed Authority

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is seeking a Legal Consultant (January 2022-July 2023) to “identify, prepare, review and revise the phase two standards and guidelines for activities in the international seabed area (the Area) and provide advice for the finalization of the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area”. Proposals are welcome until 4 December 2021. For more information see here and here.

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Vacancies: ICJ Judicial Fellowship Programme 2022-2023

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is currently seeking applications for the 2022-2023 Judicial Fellowship Programme of the International Court of Justice. Normally up to 15 applicants are accepted per year for the full-time (10 month) Judicial Fellow positions. Submissions are welcome until 13 February 2022, but only from nominating universities and not individuals. For more information see here. To see the cases currently pending before the ICJ, including numerous law of the sea cases, see here.

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Vacancies: Policy Officer, Coastal and Maritime Economy

French think tank Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) is hiring a policy officer on coastal and maritime economy. The selected candidate is expected to support IDDRI’s “ocean team” in the implementation of ongoing projects, especially on high seas and regional ocean governance. Applications should be sent by 26 November 2021. More details can be found here.

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Vacancies: research fellowship at OPRI

The Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation has opened a vacancy for a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow. The selected candidate shall assist in gathering and analyzing information to promote ocean policy dialogues mainly targeting island countries including the Pacific, Asia, Indo-Pacific, Africa, regional and international organizations with a focus on ocean-related policies, legal systems, sustainability, and coordination with international initiatives. The application deadline is 19 November 2021. More information is available here

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ITLOS: Junior Professional Officer Programme

As of 30 September 2021, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has established a Junior Professional Officer Programme for young professionals to serve in the Tribunal’s Registry, including the Legal Office. The Guidelines concerning the Junior Professional Officer Programme of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will govern the programme, which includes the necessity of concluding a memoranda of understanding between the Tribunal and a participating (sponsoring) State for the recruitment of Junior Professional Officer(s) (see Model MoU).

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Vacancy: Legal Advisor to FFA

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is advertising for a full-time Legal Advisor, to be based in Honiara (Solomon Islands). Applications close 8 November 2021. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: Four Malaysia-Australia Maritime Exchange Virtual Fellowships

The Malaysia Institute of Australian National University has announced four DFAT-funded Malaysia-Australia Maritime Exchange Virtual Visiting Research Fellowships, to begin January 2022 and address “research on key maritime issues of interest to Australia, Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region”. This includes two Malaysian-based Fellows (to be hosted virtually by an Australian Institution) and two Australian-based Fellows (to be hosted virtually by a Malaysian institution). Applications are welcome until 30 October 2021. For more information and to apply see here.

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Vacancy: PhD Scholarship at the University of New South Wales

The Maritime Security Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra is currently advertising a PhD candidate position, including scholarship, entitled, Small States and Climate Change Litigation under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Application are welcome until 15 October 2021. For more information and how to apply see here.

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Vacancy: Research Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Wollongong

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong (Australia) is currently seeking applicants for a postdoctorate position, entitled, ANCORS Ocean Nexus Fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation’s Ocean Nexus Program. Applications are welcome until 14 October 2021.

For more information see here.

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Vacancies: UN DOALOS Legal Officers

The Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations is currently advertising two positions within the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), entitled, (1) Senior Legal Officer and (2) Associate Legal Officer. Applications are welcome until 29 September 2021 and 13 October 2021, respectively.

For more information see positions (1) here and (2) here.

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Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna

The Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Political Science) of the University of Vienna (Austria) is opening a position for a Post-Doctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary research team within the ERC project “The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data: Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans (MARIPOLDATA)” . Deadline for application is 31 October 2021. More information is available here.

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Vacancies: Research Assistants at Universität Hamburg

The Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg is currently advertising two research assistant positions (50%), both with an application deadline of 23 August 2021. The first position concerns the project, entitled, TestArtUp – Road Testing Ocean Artificial Upwelling. The second position concerns the project, entitled, GEOSTOR: Submarine Carbon Dioxide Storage in Geological Formations under the German North Sea.

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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is currently advertising a position within the Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) programme, entitled, SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in regulatory and governance challenges related to ocean sustainability. Applications are welcome until 31st October 2021. For more information see here.

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Vacancy: PhD fellowship at the Arctic University of Norway

Applications are welcome until 24 August 2021 for the position of PhD Fellow in Law at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø, Norway). The four year position is based within the project, entitled, Developing good ocean governance of the Arctic in times of unpredictable and rapid changes.

For more information see here.

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Vacancies: 2022 UN Nippon Foundation Fellowship

The call for applications for the 2022 United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship is now open. The deadline for applications to be received by DOALOS (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) is 24 September 2021.

The objective of the fellowship is to provide funded opportunities for advanced training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, or related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to mid-level Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States so that they may obtain the necessary skills to assist their countries in the implementation of the legal framework set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and related instruments, as well as to formulate comprehensive ocean management regimes, including within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

More information is available here and here.

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Vacancies: PhD fellowship at the Arctic University of Norway

Closing date is 1 August 2021 to apply for a doctoral fellowship at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø). NCLOS seeks candidates for one PhD position with projects proposals primarily within the theme Ocean space. Proposals, which aim at applying of law-in-context approaches such as legal geography, are encouraged. Project proposals on the other themes, sovereignty and ocean commons are also welcome. More information available here.

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Vacancy: CIL Research Associate or Fellow

The Centre for International Law (National University of Singapore) is accepting applications for the position of Research Associate/Fellow (Oceans Law and Policy Programme), with a closing date of 31 July 2021. For more information see here.

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Vacancies: postdoctoral researcher at the Arctic University of Norway

Deadline is 25 May 2021 for a postdoctoral position with the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea at the Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø. The postdoctoral position is a part of the research project Developing good ocean governance of the Arctic in times of unpredictable and rapid changes (DOGA). The primary objective of DOGA is to contribute to good ocean governance of the marine Arctic by critically investigating the implementation of ecosystem approach in Norway, in the context of regional and global law and policy. More information is available here.

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Vacancies: Professor and Research Associate at World Maritime University

The World Maritime University (Sweden) is currently advertising two positions:

Professor, Marine Environmental Protection (Canadian Chair): Applications welcome until 15 May 2021 (position is open strictly to citizens of Canada).

Research Associate (ICAPFISH Project): Applications are welcome until 21 May 2021.

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Vacancy: researchers at the National University of Singapore

The Centre for Maritime Law (CML) at the National University of Singapore is inviting applications from suitable candidates, who are at the beginning of their professional careers, to conduct research and to participate in the work of the centre. Depending on qualifications, background and expertise, suitable applicants will be appointed as a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Fellow, or Senior Research Fellow.

Applications are invited from those with interests in any branch of commercial maritime or shipping law or admiralty law or marine insurance law, including the international sale of goods carried by sea, maritime conflict of laws, maritime dispute resolution (including maritime arbitration, especially in Asia), and offshore oil and gas law. A demonstrated passion for contemporary research on maritime law (such as autonomous shipping, the impact of COVID–19 on the maritime sector, ship finance in the 21st century, and decarbonisation and the shipping industry) may be an advantage. The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 30 April 2021. Further information can be found here.

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Vacancy: postdoctoral research associate at Kiel University

The Walther Schücking Institute for International Law (WSI) at the University of Kiel (Germany) seeks a postdoctoral research associate for an interdisciplinary third-party funded project on marine carbon dioxide removal and relating synthesis of knowledge (ASMASYS). This is a three year position, starting August 2021. Deadline for applicants is 17 May 2021. More details can be found here.

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Vacancy: postdoctoral position at the University of Copenhagen

Closing date is 1 May 2021 with the Center for International Law and Governance (CILG) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), for a 3-year postdoctoral position on international climate change law and maritime transport. The position is part of the research project International Law-Making: Actors in Shipping and Climate Change (InterAct). InterAct aims to provide an account of the actors involved in the international law-making processes addressing climate change impacts of shipping, elucidating about their role and the incentives, barriers, interactions and synergies for sustainable shipping. Specifically, InterAct focuses on market-based measures and the energy transition for international maritime transport, and the regulation of shipping in the Arctic. More information on this postodoctoral position is available here.

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Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the World Maritime University

Closing date for applications is 21 March 2021 with the Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the World Maritime University (Sweden). The three-year research project aims to develop practical solutions to the challenges posed by marine debris, Sargassum and marine spatial planning (MSP) in the region and to the member states of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean (OECS). More information is available here.

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