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Nichola CLARK

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Email: nc647@uowmail.edu.au

Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD Thesis Title: The new international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS: Integrating new structures with existing sectoral management regimes

Supervisors:
Robin Warner, Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong

Stuart Kaye, Director and Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong

Biography

Nichola Clark is a PhD Candidate at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS). Nichola’s research focuses on the new international legally binding instrument under the United National Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Specifically, she is interested in how the new agreement will interact and integrate with existing sectoral management regimes.

Prior to joining ANCORS, Nichola was a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and International Program Analyst for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of Law Enforcement. Before commencing her Knauss Fellowship, Nichola worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. Nichola holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Law from Trinity College (Hartford, CT, USA) and a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School for Environment at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). She is based in Washington, D.C.

Research interests

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), international ocean governance, the law of the sea, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Publications

  • Clark, N., J. Ardron, L. Pendleton. 2015. Evaluating the basic elements of transparency or regional fisheries management organizations. Marine Policy.
  • Ardron, J., N. Clark, K. Seto, C. Brooks, D. Currie, and E. Gilman. 2014. Tracking 24 years of discussions about transparency of international marine governance: where do we stand? Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
Last reviewed: 9 August, 2018