The 5th program of China-ASEAN Academy on Ocean Law and Governance

November 11-20, 2019

The Academy is co-organized by the CSARC, the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), and International Ocean Institute-Canada (IOI-Canada). The ten-day program covers a variety of subjects which are common concern in the region of South China Sea, such as the law of the sea, maritime security, marine ecological preservation and restoration, integrated coastal and ocean management, climate change and adaption, international shipping, and ports and connectivity. The courses taught all in English by eleven prominent scholars and experts from China, Canada, Japan and the Philippines. The program of this year brings together 30 participants from ocean-related government agencies, universities and research institutes of China and ASEAN countries as well as observers from South Korea and the Taiwan region.

The program is mainly course based, yet also includes simulation exercises, group discussion, team work and field trips to research institutes and ocean-related agencies including the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hainan Maritime Safety Administration, so as to have a better understanding of practices of maritime law enforcement, maritime safety management, marine scientific research, deep-sea engineering technology, and relevant experiences and practice of international cooperation in Hainan.