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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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Marine Sciences
26 July 2019
The article “Socio-ecological resilience and the law: Exploring the adaptive capacity of the BBNJ agreement” was published.
25 July 2019
Article published about several important roles played by nongovernmental actors in promoting compliance with international fisheries regulations.
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25 July 2019
Ama-Arhinaba Johnson joined NILOS and UCWOSL.


28 August 2019 09:00 - 30 August 2019 18:00
On 28–30 August 2019 the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law will host the 7th annual European Environmental Law Forum conference.
Sustainability - Future Energy and Resources
26 September 2019 13:15 - 18:30
Utrecht University organizes an Expert Dialogue to engage in the discussion on the EU’s attempts to enhance the goal of sustainability.