Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)

ANCORS is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management. We also provide authoritative policy development advice and other support services to government agencies in Australia and the wider Indo-Pacific regions, as well as to regional and international organizations and ocean-related industry.

Study Ocean Policy and Law Online

Master of Maritime Policy / Master of Fisheries Policy / Master of Maritime Studies / Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies
For the first time in the world, at UOW, you can study ocean policy and law online. All our existing Postgraduate Coursework programs will be available to study online in 2016.

ANCORS' Fisheries Governance Program is growing - seeking a new Research Fellow!

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong is seeking an innovative researcher with strong communication skills to undertake research in transboundary fisheries governance.

Our Fisheries Governance Program studies how we manage human interaction with our marine environment, and develops innovative solutions to manage our activities and impacts. Communication and engagement are key components of our research. Our applied research engages with communities, analyses key problems, and creates new solutions that deliver real outcomes with tangible impacts.

This 2-year, fixed-term position will research and develop new approaches and decision making principles that contribute to transparency and ensure sustainable and equitable outcomes for developing States in transboundary fisheries.

This position is funded by the Nippon Foundation and will contribute to the Nereus Program. The Nereus Program is a global interdisciplinary initiative created to further our knowledge of how best to attain sustainability for the world’s oceans.The Nereus Program strives to explore a broad range of perspectives and scientific opinions on ocean sustainability, and to create an inclusive community of researchers and other marine professionals. This principle is founded on the Nippon Foundation’s vision of global capacity building to ensure that our oceans’ legacy is preserved and potential is protected for future generations.

To view the Position Description and Apply please go to:

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description, and provide examples of innovative research in the field of fisheries and marine conservation. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required; however, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position, which is May 1, 2017.

For further information, please contact Ms Myree Mitchell on + 61 2 4221 4883.



The Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia will be jointly organising a maritime boundary workshop over a 3-day period from 6-8 June 2017 at the NUS Faculty of Law on the Bukit Timah Campus, Singapore.

The Workshop will consist of a combination of interactive lectures and supervised practical exercises in which participants will work in teams to negotiate a maritime boundary between two fictitious States. The Workshop will be headed by Professor Robert Beckman and Captain Ashley Roach of CIL and Professor Stuart Kaye and Professor Clive Schofield of ANCORS. They will be joined by several technical and legal experts on preparing for and negotiating maritime boundaries.

The workshop is designed for government officials, but some places may also be made available to academics, practitioners and other persons who have a special interest in maritime boundary delimitation. The number of participants will be limited to 60 and a registration fee will be charged. Further information on fees, programme details, accommodation, application procedures and financial assistance are now available on the CIL web site (