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Aldo Chircop

Professor of Law; Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Maritime Law and Policy

law_faculty_Aldo Chircop

Related information

  • crc-maritime.law@dal.ca
Schulich School of Law , Marine & Environmental Law Institute , Marine Affairs Program , Centre for Foreign Policy Studies , Department of International Development Studies

Email: aldo.chircop@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1007
Mailing Address: 
Room 313, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Arctic shipping
  • Canadian maritime law
  • International maritime law
  • International law of the sea
  • Ocean law and policy

Education

  • LLD (Malta)
  • LLM (Dalhousie)
  • JSD (Dalhousie)

 

Bar admissions

  • Nova Scotia

Research interests

Dr Chircop's principal areas of research are in Canadian maritime law, international maritime law and international law of the sea. In particular, his maritime research focuses on the international regulation of shipping in polar regions, especially in the Arctic. He is Chair of the Comité Maritime International’s International Working Group on Polar Shipping. His previous positions included directorships of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), Marine Affairs Program (MAP), International Ocean Institute (IOI) and the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta. Dr Chircop was also Canadian Chair in Marine Environment Protection at the IMO's World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. Dr. Chircop has published extensively in Canada and overseas.

Teaching

Areas of supervision
Maritime Law, Law of the Sea, Arctic Shipping

Cross-appointments & affiliations

  • Marine Affairs Program, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University, International Development Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Department of Political Science
  • Canadian Transportation Research Forum 
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Member of Canadian Maritime Law Association and Marine Technology Society 
  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 

Selected awards & honours

Selected publications

Service & activity

  • Chair, International Working Group on Polar Shipping, Comité Maritime International
  • Board Director, Oceans Learning Partnership, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Member, Conseil Scientifique, Institut Universitaire de la Mer, Brest, France
  • Research Advisory Committee, Clear Seas, Vancouver