Work Package 2: Governance, Policy, and International Law

Leaders: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, University of Hamburg

Dr. Stefan Schäfer // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Prof. Alexander Proelß // University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Dr. Barbara Neumann // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Dr. Robert Steenkamp // University of Hamburg
Dr. Kari De Pryck // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Ben Boteler // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Lina Röschel // Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

This Work Package will analyze public and governance responses to proposals for ocean NETs at the national and global level; what regional and global governance challenges and opportunities exist for the successful and cost-effective implementation of Ocean NETs; and what international legal responsibilities apply in relation to Ocean NETs.

Objectives

  1. To analyse the governance, policy and international legal dimensions of ocean-based NETs.
  2. To identify key barriers and synergies for Ocean NETs with current and future ocean governance regimes, to promote their successful and cost-effective implementation.
  3. To offer recommendations for overcoming governance challenges and exploiting opportunities.