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Arctic Frontiers 2016- Call for papers; Deadline: 21 September 2015

The Arctic Frontiers takes place every January in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. It attracts 1400 delegates form 30 countries and is covered by 130 journalists. Arctic Frontiers runs for a week. Monday and Tuesday is dedicated to Arctic Frontiers Policy, Tuesday and Wednesday Arctic Frontiers Business, followed by Arctic Frontiers Science which takes place Wednesday through Friday in the Arctic Frontiers week. The theme for Arctic Frontiers 2016 is “Industry and Environment” and the dates are 24. – 29. January. Call for papers for Arctic Frontiers Science is now out. The main themes here are “Environmental Footprints”, “Arctic Stewardship” and “Technology Needs.

13 July 2015 0 Comments

26 October 2015, Tromsø: Workshop on The EU as a Global Actor in the Arctic.

The Workshop “The EU as a Global Actor in the Arctic” will be arranged on 26 October 2016 at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.


The Workshop is organized within the framework of the project: Boosting the EU Arctic Policy; Security, safety and sustainability, EU ARCTYCA, financed by the Marie Curie Actions – FP7 – 2013 – IEF. International leading scholars and practicioners and consultants in the field will hold the Workshop. It will represent an opportunity to come together, exchange ideas and discuss emerging legal issues concerning the current European regulatory framework in the Arctic.

3 July 2015 0 Comments

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions Proposals submission: July 1, 2015

The COST Action IS1105, MARSAFENET – NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security, invites applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

The application period will be continuously opened until July 1, 2015. All applications must be submitted by email to the STSMs Coordinator, Dr. Valentina Rossi (valentina.rossi@cnr.it). Applicants will be informed about the Assessment Panel decision within five working days following receipt of the submission.


MARSAFENET Action aims to bring together experts in international law of the sea in order to increase the knowledge on maritime security and safety and to develop a common conceptual and methodological framework with the goal of contributing to fill the legal gaps and of transforming scientific results into feasible solutions. For more information on the COST Action IS1105 MARSAFENET see www.marsafenet.org; www.cost.eu/domains_actions/isch/Actions/IS1105.

Short-Term ScientificMissions

STSMs are an instrument to promote scientific collaboration and exchanges between the Countries participating to the MARSAFENET Action. The aim of these missions (exchange visits) shall be to contribute to the scientific objectives of the Action.

Goals of STSMs

STSMs contributing to the goals of MARSAFENET Action are encouraged, paying particular attention to the four thematic issue of the Action:

  • Shipping and Marine Environmental Protection
  • New developments of economic activities at sea
  • International maritime security and border surveillance
  • Protection of fragile and semi-enclosed seas

Available Funding

Approved STSMs will be financed in accordance with the COST rules on duration of the missions and financial support. The total budget for this call is EUR 6000.

STSMs application and approval

Information concerning applicant’s eligibility and assessment criteria and procedure in MARSAFENET Action is available at http://www.marsafenet.org/index.php/activities/16-stsms


  • Proposals submission: July 1, 2015
  • Earliest STSM start date: March 22, 2015
  • Latest STSM end date: July 15, 2015
6 June 2015 0 Comments

Conference on UNCLOS Rules the Waves, University of Gent, Belgium, 13-14 November 2014

On Thursday and Friday November 13-14, 2014 a Conference “UNCLOS Rules the Waves” will be organized in Ghent, Belgium, by the Universiteit Gent, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Catholique de Louvain and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, with as theme:  “The Twentieth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Montego Bay Convention – State of Affairs and Challenges Ahead”. For more information on the programme, venue, registration and accommodation, please visit the website of the conference at https://www.ugent.be/re/internationaal-publiekrecht/en/research/conferences/unclos.htm.

22 September 2014 1 Comment

V Colloquium of the International Association of the Law of the Sea on International Law and Maritime Governance. Current Issues and Challenges for the Regional Economic Integration Organizations, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy, 20-21 November 2014

20-21 November 2014, V Colloquium of the International Association for the Law of the Sea (www.AssIDMer.net) “International Law and Maritime Governance. Current Issues and Challenges for the Regional Economic Integration Organizations”, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari – Italy

29 July 2014 0 Comments