IISTL 2010 Annual International Colloquium: New Uses Of The Sea: International Shipping In The Twenty-First Century

Date(s) of Conference:

September 9-10, 2010


Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law
Swansea University


On 9-10 September 2010, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University will host its Sixth Annual Colloquium. The IISTL Colloquia have swiftly established themselves as a key date in the maritime law calendar. The forthcoming Colloquium marks a departure from previous commercially-centred events, and will take the broad theme of “New Uses of the Sea”. In recent months the law of the sea and ocean resources has occupied an increasingly prominent position in the global media and in international relations. This Colloquium will focus on a number of emerging issues and unresolved questions in contemporary oceans governance.

Four key topics will be explored within the Colloquium. The first topic addresses contemporary issues in navigation, exploring the effects of reduced sea-ice coverage on shipping infrastructure, as well as the increasingly significant role that environmental considerations will play in future navigational planning. The ecological theme is continued in the second topic, which analyses the impact of shipping upon the marine environment, examining issues such as invasive species and biodiversity concerns. The third topic questions the impacts of climate change mitigation strategies upon international shipping, examining themes such as the regulation of wind turbines and other sources of alternative energy. Finally, the Colloquium will close with an appraisal of new uses of the sea and their impact upon marine resources, including an examination of contemporary pipeline law and LNG issues.

Confirmed speakers at the Colloquium include leading academic commentators on the international law of the sea, as well as two serving members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The IISTL looks forward to according you a warm welcome at the September Colloquium.

Should you wish to attend the Colloquium, please complete and return the IISTL Law of the Sea Colloquium 2010 Registration Form  to the address indicated no later than 1 September 2010. 

Contact Information:

April Adanah, Conference Administrator
Tel: 00 44 (0)1792 602487



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