Ocean Law and Policy

Ocean Law and Policy

ANCORS has been an international leader in ocean law and policy research for two decades. ANCORS academic staff have won over 20 grants from the Australian Research Council, largely focused on ocean law and policy, including a Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant to establish an Ocean Law and Policy Library in 2005. Much of this research has had a very practical focus, concentrating on improving marine legislation in States in the Pacific and South East Asia.

Projects have included:

  • Harnessing the oceans to combat climate change: Developing law and policy frameworks for ocean energy and climate change mitigation (Warner & Tsamenyi)
  • The legal framework for the Sustainable Management of High seas fisheries (Tsamenyi)
  • Maritime Legal Practice and Policy in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific: Synergies and Challenges for Australian Trade and Security (Schofield, Kaye &Tsamenyi)
  • Maritime legal practice and policy in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf: synergies and challenges for Australian trade and security (Kaye & Schofield)
  • Towards a Legal and Institutional Framework for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of High Seas Biodiversity (Kaye & Tsamenyi)
  • The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction: Overcoming Uncertainties and Safeguarding Australia’s Interests (Schofield)
Last reviewed: 18 June, 2015