November 2020: Nikolaos Giannopoulos obtained his PhD by successfuly defending his thesis: International Law and Offshore Energy Production: Marine Environmental Protection through Normative Interactions.
October 2020: Rozemarijn Roland Holst obtained her PhD by successfully defending her thesis: Change in the Law of the Sea: Context, Mechanisms and Practice.
September 2020: Final international Conference of the Sustainable Ocean Project, online, with keynotes from Prof. Jutta Brunnée external link (University of Toronto), Prof. Malgosia Fitzmaurice (Queen Mary University of London), and Prof. Catherine Redgwell (University of Oxford).
July 2020: The first edited volume of the Sustainable Ocean Project, entitled ‘Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance: Problems, Theories, Methods’ has been published.
Information about the volume could be found in the following link: https://brill.com/view/title/56827
June 2020: PhD Candidate Nikolaos Giannopoulos has given a presentation for the Natural Resources Research Group at the University of Oslo.
Please find the powerpoint slides of the presentation here. Further information about the presentation can be found here: https://www.jus.uio.no/forskning/omrader/naturressurs/interne/2020/06-26-giannopoulos
March 2020: Rozemarijn Roland Holst visiting research fellow at the Graduate Institute
PhD researcher Rozemarijn Roland Holst spent two months as a visiting research fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Working on the topic of change in the law of the sea, she was affiliated with the ERC PATHS project (Prof. Nico Krisch), which studies when and how international law changes, how this change is registered among participants, and how the pathways of change differ across issue areas and sites of international legal practice.
February 2020: Seline Trevisanut gives a guest lecture at the University of Jambi, Faculty of Law (Sumatra)
Professor Seline Trevisanut gave a guest lecture at the University of Jambi, Faculty of Law (Sumatra) on Understanding Ocean Governance through regime interaction, where she presented the results of the Sustainable Ocean project. Photo's and the presentation can be found here.
February 2020: Seline Trevisanut speaks at the UNCLOS Anniversary Seminar and teaches an educative session
Professor Seline Trevisanut gave a presentation on law enforcement at sea at the 25th Anniversary of the UNCLOS Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia and taught an educative session with Prof. Kentaro Furuya (adjunct professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and a professor at the Japan Coast Guard Academy (JCGA)) on Enforcing the protection of the environment. The educative session was for Indonesian law enforcers (navy, coast guard) and civil servants from several ministries. Photo's and presentations can be found here.
December 2019: Rozemarijn Roland Holst speaks at Ocean Cleanup Symposium
PhD researcher Rozemarijn Roland Holst gave a talk at the interdisciplinary Ocean Cleanup Symposium, organized by the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty at the University of Liverpool. Her presentation entitled ‘A novel use of the high seas: the legal framework for the Ocean Cleanup’ outlined the legal considerations relating to the Ocean Cleanup’s activities. About the symposium.
November 2019: Utrecht University at The Rule of Law for Oceans conference in Oslo
Four members of Utrecht University's NILOS (Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea) presented their research at the conference "The Rule of Law for Oceans" organized by the University of Oslo on 4-5 November. The conference aimed at analyzing new trends in the law of the sea, international environmental law, and related fields of law, and discussing related to the effectiveness of certain tools and mechanisms. Read more.
June 2019: Closed workshop: Sovereignty: a shape-shifting concept in ocean governance?’
The Sustainable Ocean Project (ERC Starting Grant Agreement No. 639070) hosted an expert workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 13 June 2019. You can download a report on the workshop here (pdf).
June 2019: Rozemarijn Roland Holst on Community Interests in the Law of the Sea
Rozemarijn Roland Holst presented a paper at the conference ‘Protecting Community Interests under International Law: Challenges and Prospects for the 21st Century’, organised by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo on 3 June. From the perspective of the law of the sea, her paper focussed on the relationship between community interests and sovereignty in the light of contemporary challenges in ocean governance. More information about the conference and the full programme can be found here.
May 2019: “Current legal developments: The 2018 Agreement between the Ocean Cleanup and the Netherlands, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law”
We are happy to announce that our PhD researcher Rozemarijn Roland Holst, paper entitled “Current legal developments: The 2018 Agreement between the Ocean Cleanup and the Netherlands, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law” was published in the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.
The reference for the article is: Roland Holst, R. (2019) Current legal developments: The 2018 Agreement between the Ocean Cleanup and the Netherlands, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 34: Issue 2, pp. 351-371.
February 2019: Oxford PIL Discussion Group
Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut presented on Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance. The presentation can be found here.
January 2019: “Investment Protection in Offshore Energy Production”
We are happy to announce that the research paper by the Sustainable Ocean Project PI Prof Seline Trevisanut and PhD researcher Nikolaos Giannopoulos on "Investment Protection in Offshore Energy Production" is now available in the latest issue of the Journal Of World Investment & Trade.
The paper explores how regime interaction affects investment protection in the offshore energy sector, by providing an in-depth analyses on challenges and benefits of cross-fertilization between regimes. This includes the law of the sea, international environmental law, international economic law, and international energy law.
October 2018: Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut and PhD researcher, Rozemarijn Roland Holst present on environmental governance and exploitation at the Human Sea Programme International Conference
Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut and PhD researcher Rozemarijn Roland Holst gave a presentation entitled, “The Deep Seabed in the Anthropocene, The Role of the Environment in Developing the Exploitation Regulations”.
The presentation was delivered at the Human Sea Programme International Conference which was held at the University of Nantes, from the 15th – 16th October 2018. The theme of the conference was “Towards the new law of the Oceans”. Please access their presentation here.
September 2018: Prof Seline Trevisanut participates in Common Currents: Examining How We Govern the Ocean Commons conference
The SUSTAINABLEOCEAN the principal investigator, Prof. Seline Trevisanut presented on Day 2 of the conference in the 4th Panel entitled: “Institutional Approaches to Managing a Commons”.
It took place at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law, New York.
September 2018: SUSTAINABLEOCEAN PhD researcher Nikolaos Giannopoulos participates at the Second International Conference of the Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network (TRAMEREN) on Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods in Copenhagen.
Nikolaos presented his paper ‘Global environmental regulation of offshore energy production: Searching for legal standards in Ocean Governance?’ on Day 2 of the conference in the 6th session entitled ‘Energy and the Ocean’.
For more information and the full programme of the conference, please visit the Trameren Conference Website.
May 2018: Rozemarijn Roland Holst presents at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
On the 27th SLS/BIICL Workshop on ‘Theory in International Law’: ‘The Return of the “S” Word: Sovereignty in Contemporary International Law’, Rozemarijn Roland Holst presented her paper on ‘Sovereignty over the Sea: an oxymoron?’
April 2018: First Sustainable Ocean Workshop
An international SUSTAINABLE OCEAN workshop: "Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance" was held on 19 and 20 April 2018 in Utrecht. It was aimed at engaging with the general debate on regime interaction in international law and at asking experts and non-experts of the law of the sea to discuss ocean governance issues.
The workshop hosted participants from the three fields of law that the project engages with. You can read the programme here (pdf).
Sept. 2017: Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut gives lecture at Clingendael Institute (The Hague).
The lecture was entitled, “A legal perspective on integrating sustainability objectives in ocean governance: Challenges and added value of the interaction between international legal regimes”. This was investigated within the framework of the Training Programme ‘Blue Diplomacy: Enhancing Sustainable Economic Development of the Oceans’.
June 2017: Rozemarijn Roland Holst gives a presentation at the University of Amsterdam
During the Ius Commune Masterclass Rozemarijn Roland Holst gave a presentation entitled: ‘Change in the Law of the Sea: questions of Methodology.’
April 2017: Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (School of Law)
Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut attends the CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series, presentation on ‘Accommodating New Interests at Sea: Legal Tools for Sustainable Ocean Governance’.
April 2017: Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop
Prof. Dr. Seline Trevisanut Presentation and PhD researcher Nikolaos Giannopoulos present paper on ‘Investment Protection in Offshore Energy Production’.
March 2017: Rozemarijn Roland Holst invited to present at the University of Edinburgh
During the Utrecht Law of the Sea Colloquium, Rozemarijn Roland Holst gave a presentation on the ‘Interaction of interests and mechanisms for change in the Law of the Sea Convention’
November 2016: First meeting with Steering Committee
The SUSTAINABLEOCEAN Team had its first meeting with the Steering Committee of the project. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the project to the members of the Committee, and to familiarize them with the work of the team. It was also an opportunity for the team members to get to know the members of the Committee, and present the progress of their work within the project.
September 2016 : Nikolaos Giannopoulos and Rozemarijn Roland Holst join NILOS
Nikolaos Giannopoulos and Rozemarijn Roland Holst joined NILOS as PhD candidates of the SUSTAINABLEOCEAN research project headed by Dr. Seline Trevisanut.
May 2016: SUSTAINABLEOCEAN Team attends the Conference “What Energy Union” in Milan
The Conference “What Energy Union?”, organised by the University of Bocconi in cooperation with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) and the International Chamber of Commerce (Italy), took place on 29 and 30 April in Milan.
Our Principal Investigator Dr. Seline Trevisanut was among the organizers of the event, and moderated the Final Round Table of the Conference.
Updates from the conference can be found on the twitter account of the project.