Installations and Means of Conduct for Oceanographic Research. Emerging Legal and Institutional Issues

10th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, 2012

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Gerasimos (Makis) Rodotheatos

Panteion University of Athens - Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences; University of Athens, Faculty of Law; Hellenic Fire Academy

Tilemachos Bourtzis

Panteion University of Athens - Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences

Date Written: May 10, 2012

Abstract

Despite ominous predictions at the time of the negotiations of the UN Law of the Sea Convention (1973-1982), marine research activities have progressed significantly in the past few decades. The most important factor for this progress have been technological advancements that made available the use of new installations and technical means for the conduct of oceanographic research. Nowadays, besides traditional means for research conduct such as ships and platforms, new ones most notably ODAS and Remote Sensing techniques are increasingly common, thus creating new challenges for the Law of the Sea. The paper presents the current legal framework, focusing on the needs of modern oceanography and tries to highlight the ambiguities in subjects relating to new technologies. Methodologically, the analysis follows the examination of legal, institutional and political documents. Finally the conclusions include the authors’ suggestions and estimations on future developments on the subject.

Keywords: Law of the Sea, Marine Scientific Research, Operational Oceanography, ODAS, Remote Sensing

JEL Classification: K33, K32, O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Rodotheatos, Gerasimos and Bourtzis, Tilemachos, Installations and Means of Conduct for Oceanographic Research. Emerging Legal and Institutional Issues (May 10, 2012). 10th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066883

Gerasimos Rodotheatos (Contact Author)

Panteion University of Athens - Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences ( email )

Athens
Greece

University of Athens, Faculty of Law ( email )

Athens
Greece

Hellenic Fire Academy ( email )

Athens
Greece

Tilemachos Bourtzis

Panteion University of Athens - Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences ( email )

136 Sygrou
Athens
Greece

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