The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) is a nationally and internationally renowned research institute, established in 1984. Our core activities are research, teaching and training and consultancy.

Basic aims of NILOS:

  • Developing and sustaining expertise on the law of the sea and oceans governance;
  • Enhancing and broadening awareness and knowledge of the law of the sea and oceans governance; 
  • Assisting states - in particular developing states -, intergovernmental organisations, national and international non-governmental organisations, companies and individuals in implementing and applying the law of the sea.

Organisation / Contact

For comments or questions about the NILOS-website or NILOS, please contact us at: NILOS@uu.nl, + 31 30 253 7224, through our postal address, or contact our staff.

NILOS operates within Utrecht University in the framework of the School of Law's department of International and European Law (IER), as well as within the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law.

NILOS staff also participates in the research group UNIJURIS (unilateralism and the protection of global interests) and the research project SUSTAINABLEOCEAN.

News

22 May 2017
Catherine Blanchard was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
21 May 2017
On 19 May 2017 Oran R. Young gave the seminar 'To BBNJ or Not to BBNJ? Perspectives from the Earth System Governance Community' at Utrecht University.
19 May 2017
On 17 and 18 May 2017, Erik J. Molenaar participated in the Workshop 'Relative Stability - Quo Vadis' in Brussels.
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Events

10 - 14
Jul
10 July 2017 10:00 - 14 July 2017 17:00
Utrecht University will be offering the five-day Summer School course Introduction to the International Law of the Sea.
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