Conference on Oceans Law & Policy


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Thursday, May 16, 2019 | World Maritime University, Sasakawa Auditorium, Malmö, Sweden

The conference discussed the development of an internationally legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Our 43rd Annual Conference was co-organized with the World Maritime University--Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute at the World Maritime University and the Nippon Foundation.

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Center for Oceans Law & Policy


Malmö, Sweden


Stockton, center, oceans, law, policy, biodiversity



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Download "BBNJ Treaty Negotiations 2019" - Captain J. Ashley Roach, JAGC, USN (retired) (787 KB)

Download "The International Seabed Authority at the intergovernmental conference: reflections on its role and participation" - Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel (2.8 MB)

Download "International Regulatory Framework for Fisheries Management andBiodiversity Conservation" - Piero Mannini, Senior Liaison Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO (3.9 MB)

Download "Mare Geneticum– Building Blocks Towards a Pragmatic Solution for ABS in ABNJ" - Marcel Jaspars, University of Aberdeen (1.6 MB)

Download "Marine Protected Areas and ABNJ: Linking the Regional to the Global" - Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University (417 KB)

Download "Interpretation of “Not Undermine” concerning the Relationship between Area-Based Management Tools (ABMTs) under a BBNJ Instrument and Measures under Existing Mechanisms" - Yubing Shi, Xiamen University (486 KB)

Download "A Geospatial Context for Everything: Seabed 2030 and the Effort to Completely Map the World’s Oceans" - Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire (13.7 MB)

Download "Mitigating Human Impacts on Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Potential Benefits of the International Legally Binding Instrument" - Robin Warner, University of Wollongong (1.1 MB)

Download "EIA in the Antarctic Treaty System and London Protocol: Lessons for EIA in ABNJ" - EIA in the Antarctic Treaty System and London Protocol: Lessons for EIA in ABNJ" - Karen N. Scott, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1.6 MB)

Download "Capacity Building - a view from the outside" - Alf Hakon Hoel, Arctic University of Norway (633 KB)

Download "BBNJ and the Limits of the Commons: Spatial and Functional Complexities" - Joanna Mossop, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1.5 MB)

Download "Fishing In The Arctic: Round 2?" - CDR David Dubay, USCG, U.S. Naval War College (1.1 MB)

Download Malmö, Sweden group photo (5.9 MB)

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