While the Arctic Ocean has long been covered with ice, recent changes in climate have caused the ice to melt, spurring both conservation challenges to the region's environment and biodiversity, as well as new opportunities for navigation and natural resource development.
Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea offers policy and legal guidance in response to these new challenges. Synthesizing the presentations of leading experts at 'Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea' meeting held in May, 2009 in Seward, Alaska, the topics explored in this volume include the political context and scientific background, marine transport, environment and biodiversity, in addition to offshore petroleum and the status of Spitsbergen. A list of selected Internet resources provides links for additional websites, as well as PowerPoint files from presentations given at the meeting.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Nordquist, Moore & Heidar: Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea
Myron H. Nordquist (Univ. of Virginia - Center for Oceans Law and Policy), John Norton Moore (Univ. of Virginia - Law), & Tomas H. Heidar have published Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). The table of contents is available here. Here's the abstract: