Conferences: Changes to the Arctic Environment and Law of Sea, Center for Oceans Law and Policy (May 20-23, 2009)

Center for Oceans Law and Policy – Changes in the Arctic environment bring opportunities for navigation and exploitation of natural resources in the region as well as challenges for the protection of the Arctic marine environment and biodiversity. These challenges and opportunities raise stimulating questions about policy questions and the applicable legal regime. Much guidance is found in the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea which provides a comprehensive set of rules for the world’s oceans, including the Arctic. A Conference on “Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea” will be held May 20-22, 2009 in Seward, Alaska. The primary sponsors are the Center for Oceans Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law (COLP) and the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland.

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Other information:

  • Center for Oceans Law and Policy: download Program (PDF), and Conference Brochure (PDF).
  • Alaska Public Radio Network: “Conference Holds Hearings on Arctic Ocean” (May 22, 2009).  Click here, or listen below.

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