Devoted to assessing the state of ocean and coastal governance, knowledge, and management, the Ocean Yearbook provides information in one convenient resource. As in previous editions, articles provide multidisciplinary expert perspectives on contemporary issues. Each new volume draws on policy studies, international relations, international and comparative law, management, marine sciences, economics, and social sciences. Each volume contains key legal and policy instruments and an annually updated global directory of ocean-related organizations.
The Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie Law School.
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Dr. Aldo Chircop is a specialist in marine and environmental law and policy. A former director of the International Ocean Institute, he is a Professor of Law at Dalhousie Law School and an Associate of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Dr. Chircop has published widely on ocean and coastal law, policy, and management. Mr. Scott Coffen-Smout is an oceans management practitioner with the Government of Canada (Fisheries and Oceans) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an associate of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, with a background in oceans policy research, marine affairs, fisheries development, environmental assessment, and shellfish aquaculture development, management, and research. Dr. Moira L. McConnell is a Professor of Law and Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (2004-2007) at Dalhousie Law School, Canada. She is also a special advisor to the ILO in connection with maritime labour issues and has consulted for the IMO. Dr. McConnell is affiliated with the graduate research programme in MBA in Shipping and Logistics at Copenhagen Business School. She has published in wide range of topics related to the law of the sea, maritime and marine law and policy, and environmental law and policy.