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2021 Online Course:
Preparatory Materials - Module 1

Each lecture requires participants to undertake advance preparation in terms of some combination of watching one or two videos, reading recommended papers and/or reflecting on questions. See below for Module 1 (Ocean Governance and LOS). For later lectures, see Module 2 (Ocean Sciences), Module 3 (ICOM) and Module 4 (Fisheries & Aquaculture).


MODULE 1: OCEAN GOVERNANCE AND LAW OF THE SEA

Friday 7th May: SESSION 1

1.1 RECORDED LECTURE (on Google Drive) to watch before session
Larry Hildebrand - THE INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF OCEAN ACTION (2021-2030): STEPPING UP TO MEET OUR AMBITIONS AND TARGETS

1.2 LIVE LECTURE to be delivered on 7th May
Hugh Williamson - OCEAN GOVERNANCE: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO AN OLD PROBLEM
    Key lecture topics
    • What can be meant by governance?
      • Defining and delimiting
    • What’s below the surface?: Problems foreseen and unforeseen
      • The Ocean in 2021
    • The first stroke to solving any problem is to recognize that we have one
      • Gaps, overlaps and conflicts
    • “The future is already here—it's just unevenly distributed” - William Gibson
      • Can we think globally?

    Preparatory readings:
    1. Dirk Werle et al., "Looking Ahead: Ocean Governance Challenges in the Twenty-First Century" in The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development: Essays in Honour of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002), edited by IOI-Canada (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2018) pp. 533-542.
    2. Paul Holthus, "Ocean governance and the private sector." World Ocean Council (2018).

Tuesday 11th May: SESSION 2

2.1 LIVE LECTURE to be delivered on 11th May
Tony George Puthucherril - UNCLOS AT 40: THE ISSUE OF DEEP SEABED MINING
    Key lecture topics
    • UNCLOS at 40
      • Constitution of the Oceans
      • Challenges and Future Prognosis
    • The Issue of Deep Seabed Mining
      • Understanding the basic geological features of the deep seabed and its resources
      • Providing an overview of the law relating to the deep seabed
      • Discussing the environmental consequences of deep seabed mining and the desirability of a moratorium on deep seabed mining

    Preparatory reading: Tirza Meyer, "The Deep Sea Floor as a Battleground for Justice?" in The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development: Essays in Honour of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002), edited by IOI-Canada (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2018) pp. 128-133.


Friday 14th May: SESSION 3

3.1 RECORDED LECTURE (on Google Drive) to watch before session
François Bailet - BLUE ECONOMY, OCEAN GOVERNANCE AND LOS

3.2 RECORDED LECTURE
(on Google Drive) to watch before session
Susanna Fuller - PROGRESS TOWARDS A NEW HIGH SEAS TREATY

Tuesday 18th May: SESSION 4

4.1 LIVE LECTURE to be delivered on 18th May
Rosemarie Cadogan - INTEGRATED OCEAN POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

   


Last updated: 20th July 2021