Marine Scientific Research

Overview of major issues, programmes and their objectives

Authored by: Montserrat Gorina-Ysern

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822


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Today, the relevance of Part XIII, 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (hereinafter 1982 UNCLOS), governing Marine Scientific Research (hereinafter MSR), within public international law scholarship is understood and recognized. However, MSR remains a marginal area of legal scholarship generally because MSR activity triggers very few controversies on the ground worldwide and therefore it does not generate a case law and a corresponding jurisprudence. The satisfactory implementation on the international and domestic planes of the 1982 UNCLOS regime for MSR should be a cause for optimism.

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