Donald R. Rothwell, Australian National University
Davor Vidas, Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Associate Editors:
Aldo Chircop, Dalhousie University
David Freestone, The George Washington University
Elizabeth Kirk, University of Lincoln
James Kraska, U.S. Naval War College
Seokwoo Lee, Inha University
Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University; Member, International Law Commission
Irini Papanicolopulu, University of Milan-Bicocca
Karen Scott, University of Canterbury
Tullio Treves, University of Milan; former Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Seline Trevisanut, Utrecht University

Editorial Associate
Dr. Philomene Verlaan, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, 1000 Pope Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Donald R. Rothwell is Professor of International Law at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University. His research has a specific focus on law of the sea, law of the polar regions, and implementation of international law within Australia. Rothwell has authored, co-authored, or edited 21 books including most recently Rothwell, Oude Elferink, Scott and Stephens (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (OUP, 2015); Molenaar, Oude Elferink, and Rothwell (eds), The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013); and Law of the Sea (Edward Elgar, 2013). Major career works include The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 1st 2010; 2nd 2016) with Stephens, and The Polar Regions and the Development of International Law (CUP, 1996). Since 2012, Rothwell has been Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on "Baselines under the International Law of the Sea". Davor Vidas is Research Professor in International Law and Director of the Law of the Sea Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He is the Chair of the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise and is a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy. Professor Vidas has been involved in research on the law of the sea for over 30 years and has advised governments on different aspects of the law of the sea and Antarctic law. He served as principal investigator in many international law research projects, most recently in the project on "Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in the Anthropocene: Challenges for International Law in the 21st Century" (Research Council of Norway, 2014–2018). Authored or edited books include: The World Ocean in Globalisation (Brill, 2011); Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation (Brill, 2010); Order for the Oceans at the Turn of the Century (Kluwer, 1999); Protecting the Adriatic Sea (Školska knjiga, 2007); Protecting the Polar Marine Environment (CUP, 2006/2000); and Governing the Antarctic (CUP, 1996).

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