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The Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) of Utrecht University does research in the area of water law, oceans law, environmental law, climate law and sustainability law.

Its leading position in the area of water and oceans law and policy is partly due to international collaboration and a keen eye for the application of scientific insights into practice. Members of the research group advise international organisations, the European Commission and various Dutch and other governmental and private institutions and participate in various international consortia. 
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18 April 2019
Solène Guggisberg attended the second substantive session of negotiations on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction in New York and presented her research .
Andea Keessen en Matija Kajic van de Universiteit Utrecht in FEED-X workshop
11 April 2019
Two researchers from Utrecht contributed to FEED-X, a worldwide project for more affordable and sustainable food production via the animal feed industry.
6 March 2019
Researchers, stakeholders, and other interested parties can submit a proposal for a small project on Water, Climate, and Future Deltas.


The Ocean Cleanup
23 April 2019 19:30 - 22:00
Law firm De Brauw and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance organise a Legal Clinic for law students on The Ocean Cleanup with lawyer Jonathan Soeharno.
17 May 2019 12:00 - 18:00
"The Climate of Law: Our changing world; changing our laws" is the theme of the Legal Research Master Conference 2019 in Utrecht.
NILOS Moot Court Competition
22 May 2019 09:00 - 24 May 2019 18:00
The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) presents the first NILOS Moot Court Competition at Utrecht University on 22, 23 and 24 May 2019.