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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
30 YEARS OF SIGNATURE OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA:
the protection of environment and the future of the Law of the Sea
Photo: Filomena Sá Pinto
DATE: 15th - 17th November 2012 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

The aim of the conference is to celebrate the 30 years of signature of LOSC at the time of the National Day of the Sea. This day was fixed on 16th November in order to honour the entry into force of LOSC (16th November 1994).

LOCATION: Porto

(Faculty of Law of University of Porto)

ORGANIZATION AND OBJECTIVE:

The Conference is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law of University of Porto (FDUP) and UPTEC, the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) and the Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC). The objective of the Conference is to bring together nationally and internationally renowned experts in order to discuss the implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) in the field of marine environment protection, current needs and prospects of evolution of the whole system. To this end, either academicals, members of the ITLOS and representatives of the main international institutions created in the framework of LOSC were invited to participate.


The Conference will have four theme sessions:
Session I: Current status of the protection of marine environment: marine environment v. fisheries, navigation and exploitation of mineral resources
Session II: Prospects of evolution of the Law of the Sea: marine protected areas, genetic resources, continental shelf (outer CS and Arctic)
Session III: Challenges of marine scientific research
Session IV: Models of ‘governance’


The Conference Proceedings will be published.
Working languages (simultaneous interpretation): English and Portuguese.

Co-financing: