Aldo Chircop

Aldo Chircop, JSD, is Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Professor Chircop’s research interests are in the fields of Canadian and international maritime law and international law of the sea. He is currently working on the regulation of Arctic shipping, greenhouse gas emissions from ships, autonomous shipping, particularly sensitive sea areas, jurisdiction over ships, and maritime regulation theory. Professor Chircop is Chair of the International Working Group on Polar Shipping of the Comité Maritime International, Research Fellow at the Ocean Frontier Institute, Research Consultant to the Centre of International Law at the National University of Singapore, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Visiting Professor at Dalian Maritime University, and member of the Nova Scotia bar. He has received several academic and professional awards. His numerous publications include: Canadian Maritime Law 2d (Irwin Law, 2016; with Moreira, Kindred and Gold eds); Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006; with Linden eds); The Future of Ocean Regime-Building (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009; with McDorman & Rolston eds); The International Regulation of Shipping: International and Comparative Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012; with McDorman, Letalik & Rolston eds). Professor Chircop is co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook since volume 13 (currently at 32).


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