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Ocean Yearbook

Ocean Yearbook

The International Ocean Institute's major publication is the Ocean Yearbook, published by Brill Nijhoff Publishers in cooperation with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law.

Ocean Yearbook was founded by the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese and is currently edited by Aldo Chircop, Moira L McConnell, and Scott Coffen-Smout. The editorial offices of Ocean Yearbook are in the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Twenty-nine volumes have been published, with the University of Chicago Press publishing volumes 1-19.

The objectives of the Ocean Yearbook include encouraging emerging young scholars and fostering contributions from developing countries.

Current Issue: Ocean Yearbook 29 (2015)

Call for papers

Articles on issues and prospects, ocean governance, living resources of the ocean, non-living ocean resources, transportation and communications, environment and coastal management, maritime security, military activities, regional developments, training and education and ocean polar issues will be considered.

Ocean Yearbook Student Prize

The Ocean Yearbook Student Prize is an annual competition open to students writing research papers on marine affairs subjects at any university or other tertiary education institution.

This year's 2015 Ocean Yearbook Student Prize winners are Shane Belbin with his paper, Atlantic Coral Conservation: Skeleton of International Protection, but no Muscle and Peter L’Esperance with his paper, In the wake of the Erika: Flag State Responsibility for the International Obligations under the Law of the Sea, both will be offered publication acceptance in Volume 30, to be published in 2016.

Download the 2016 Ocean Yearbook Student Prize [PDF - 468 kB] document.