Aldo Chircop received a Doctorate in the Science of Law (JSD) from Dalhousie University in 1988. He is Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law and a member of the Nova Scotia Bar. He was formerly Chair in Marine Environment Protection at the IMO’s World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden and held directorships of the Marine Affairs Program and Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie, and International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta. His current research programme includes comparative Arctic policy, the international regulation of international shipping and navigation in the Arctic, and comparative Canadian-Russian regulation of shipping in the Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route respectively. Professor Chircop is a member of the International Working Group on the Arctic and Antarctic of the Comité Maritime International. Professor Chircop has co-authored or co-edited over 20 books and 80 articles and book chapters. Professor Chircop is recipient of awards in book publication, teaching and distinguished service to graduate studies at Dalhousie.