Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea


Viewed from space, one might imagine “Planet Ocean” a more apt name for Earth. For policymakers from oceanic States, the oceans are the next frontier for scientific discoveries and deployments of new technologies. Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea offers legal insights from international scholars based in Asia, Europe, and North America on existing and evolving legal regimes for marine scientific research and marine technology under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Topics covered include marine scientific research in disputed areas, unmanned and autonomous merchant ships, floating nuclear power plants, and marine genetic resources.

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Keyuan Zou is Distinguished Professor of Law, Dalian Maritime University and Harris Professor of International Law, University of Central Lancashire. He has published extensively in the field of international law, in particular the law of the sea.
Anastasia Telesetsky is a Professor of Environmental Law at California State Polytechnic University San Luis Opisbo. She has published widely on the law of the sea, international fisheries, and marine pollution, including the co-authored Nutshell in Ocean and Coastal Management Law (5th Ed., West Publishing, 2019).
Notes on Editors and Contributors

1 Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies, and the Law of the Sea
An Introduction
   Keyuan Zou and Anastasia Telesetsky

Legal Regime for Marine Scientific Research under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

2 The Legal Framework of Marine Scientific Research under unclos
Present and Prospects
   Yao Huang and Wenlan Yang

3 What is and What is Not Covered by Part xiii of unclos?
   Christopher Whomersley

4 Redefining Marine Scientific Research in unclos
Could Evolutionary Interpretation Play any Role?
   Hua Zhang

Legal Issues Arising from Newly-Developed Navigational Technology

5 A Preliminary Study of the International Legal Issues Arising from China’s Plans to Deploy FNPP S in the South China Sea
   Yann-huei Song

6 Regulation of Autonomous Maritime Weapon Systems under the Governance Framework of International Law
   M Jahanzeb Butt and Yen-Chiang Chang

7 Developments of Unmanned and Autonomous Merchant Ships Legality under the unclos
   Ling Zhu and Richard W. W. Xing

Marine Scientific Research in State Practice

8 Korea’s Implementation of Marine Scientific Research
   Seokwoo Lee and Young Kil Park

9 Marine Scientific Research
Island States’ Policies and Practices
   Vivian Louis Forbes

10 The Role of International Organisations in the Promotion of Marine Scientific Research in Pacific Small Island Developing States
   Chao Zhang

11 Marine Scientific Research Conducted in Disputed Sea Areas Including Seabed Where Delimitation is Not Agreed
An Analysis from General and Particular Perspectives of the East China Sea
   Atsuko Kanehara

Emerging Challenges to the Freedom of Marine Scientific Research

12 Marine Scientific Research and Marine Genetic Resources
A Proposal for a Global Ocean Research Consortium for Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
  Anastasia Telesetsky

13 Technology Transfer for the High Seas
Potential Modalities for Technology Transfer under the International Legally Binding Instrument
  Stephen Minas


This book is of immediate interest to any academic library that provides services to scholars and students working in the field of ocean and coastal law, maritime security, environmental studies, regional development.