Shipping in Arctic Waters
Examination of issues arising from the recognition that the Arctic is a special region deserving of particular regulation and arrangements for maritime safety and marine environmental protection from shipping activities.
Aldo Chircop, JSD, is professor of law and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Maritime Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax. He was Chair in Marine Environment Protection at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, and held directorships of the Marine Affairs Program and Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie University, and the International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta. Professor Chircop’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of Canadian and international maritime law, international law of the sea, regulation of Arctic shipping, and comparative coastal and ocean law and policy. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Maritime Law Association, and chairs the International Working Group on Polar Shipping of the Comité Maritime International. Professor Chircop’s extensive book and refereed publication record includes the first edition of Maritime Law (Irwin Law, 2003; co-authored with Gold and Kindred); Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom (Martinus Nijhoff, 2006; edited with Linden); and The International Regulation of Shipping: Essays in Honour of Edgar Gold (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012; co-edited with McDorman, Letalik, and Rolston). He is also co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook (Brill/Nijhoff).