key thematic areas of interest
Navigational Rights and Freedoms
This theme builds on the maritime expertise within WMU and focuses on governance issues relating to shipping and particularly navigational rights and freedoms.
Deep Blue: Capacity Building & Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
International instrument (ILBI) relating to biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)
Oceans, Climate Action & the UN 2030 Agenda
Oceans are warming and substantial changes to the chemistry of seawater are occurring, including ocean acidification and deoxygenation. These changes severely affect marine environments, habitats and species.
Blue Limits: Spatial Governance of Ocean Space & the Ocean/Coastal/Terrestrial Interface
Foundations for claims to maritime jurisdiction, that is the definition baselines and the management of complex and critical ecosystems located at the land/sea interface in the face of increasing developmental pressures and 'coastal squeeze', compounded by the implications of sea-level rise.
Challenges in Ocean Governance
Human Rights, Gender Equality, Marine Debris, Blue Economy etc.