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Ocean Sciences : Ocean law and governance

Get an interdisciplinary insight of the legal, institutional and policy-making dimensions pertaining to contemporary ocean affairs !

CIVIS focus area
Society, culture, heritage
Open to
  • MA
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Social Science and humanities
Course dates
10 November - 14 December 2021
Apply by
15 October 2021 Apply now

This course aim at providing an interdisciplinary insight of the legal, institutional and policy-making dimensions pertaining to contemporary ocean affairs. The programme includes an introductory course on the legal and institutional framework of ocean governance, as well as six specialised courses on different ocean policy domains that are at the forefront of ocean management today.

Main topics addressed 

The main topics that will be addressed during the course are:

  • International ocean governance: The institutional framework
  • Maritime governance: The case of maritime spatial planning 
  • International ocean governance: Energy at sea 
  • Marine scientific research: The institutional framework
  • Environmental law: Response to plastic pollution
  • Institutional governance of marine living resources
  • International Conventions on Maritime Law 

  


This course is part of the European University of Ocean Sciences, a coordinated set of activities and programmes within CIVIS which explore vital questions for Europe's marine and maritime environments. 

Language: English N° of places for CIVIS students: 20
Format: Virtual Dates: 1 November - 14 December 2021
Contact:  Eve Truilhe - eve.truilhe@univ-amu.fr

This course will take place approximately once a week from 1 November to 10 December 2021. 

The courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • 1 November 2021, 17.00-20.00 CET or 18.00-21.00 EET
  • 8 November 2021, 17.00-20.00 CET or 18.00-21.00 EET 
  • 15 November 2021, 17.00-20.00 CET or 18.00-21.00 EET
  • 22 November 2021, 17.00-20.00 CET or 18.00-21.00 EET
  • 25 November 2021, 13.00-17.00 CET or 14.00-18.00 EET
  • 2 December 2021, 13.00-17.00 CET or 14.00-18.00 EET
  • 10 December, 13.00-17.00 CET or 14.00-18.00 EET
  • 14 December, 13.00-17.00 CET or 14.00-18.00 EET

Requirements

Applicants should be Master's or PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities.

A working knowledge of English is required (at least B2 level).

Application process

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) by 15 October 2021 to Eve.TRUILHE@univ-amu.fr.

Assessment

The assessment will take place in December 2021 and will be based on a take-home examination of 24 hours.

Students are expected to follow all courses in the block to qualify for the final examination. Participating students will receive a certificate of attendance.

GDPR Consent

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  • Emmanuella Doussis, Professor, Department of Political Science & Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • ​​​​​​Maria Gavouneli, Associate Professor, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Maria Gavouneli, Associate Professor, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Pascale Ricard, CNRS Researcher, CERIC, Aix-Marseille Université
  • Sophie Gambardella, CNRS Researcher, CERIC, Aix-Marseille Université
  • Nicolas Balat, Professor, Université de Lille, Aix-Marseille Université

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