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Lost Oceans? Threats to Pacific Island Maritime Claims and Response Options

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to examine the potential impacts of a recent and major evolution in the law of the sea on the capacity of islands to generate broad maritime claims, with particular reference to the Pacific Island countries. It is the first systematic geospatial/legal analysis of maritime claims from Pacific islands in light of the recent South China Sea landmark international judicial decision. Expected outcomes include a detailed risk assessment to inform local policy-makers and an enhanced capacity to protect rights over valuable marine resources, contributing to food and regional security.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180101996

Local Award Id


  • 124745

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to examine the potential impacts of a recent and major evolution in the law of the sea on the capacity of islands to generate broad maritime claims, with particular reference to the Pacific Island countries. It is the first systematic geospatial/legal analysis of maritime claims from Pacific islands in light of the recent South China Sea landmark international judicial decision. Expected outcomes include a detailed risk assessment to inform local policy-makers and an enhanced capacity to protect rights over valuable marine resources, contributing to food and regional security.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180101996

Local Award Id


  • 124745