Oceans Law & Policy

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Useful Links


American Society of International Law

Center for Oceans Law and Policy (UVA)

Deepwater Horizon 2010 oil spill chronology & graphic (animated)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators

Institute of International Economic Law (Georgetown Law)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

The National Academies

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


OceanLaw.org (Largely concerns UNCLOS)

Oceanography Virtual Library NSNet (The maritime industry guide to the internet)

Maryland Sea Grant Program

Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy

Multilateral Conventions from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

unclosdebate.org Pro and Con arguments for UNCLOS

University of Bologna Research Guide to International Law on the Internet

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

World News Connection

U.S. Government

EPA Office of Oceans, Coasts, & Estuaries

Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (Council on Environmental Quality)

U.S. Coast Guard

Congress (Library of Congress)

U.S. Courts

U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Library

U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

U.S. Navy

White House

International Organizations

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

International Seabed Authority

United Nations

United Nations International Maritime Organization

United Nations Treaty Collection

Nongovernmental Organizations

Citizens for Global Solutions: Law of the Sea


Friends of the Earth


Sierra Club