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25 Marine Scientific Research

Tim Stephens, Donald R Rothwell

From: The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Edited By: Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2021

Law of the sea — Marine environment, protection — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Internal waters — Territorial sea — Exclusive economic zone — Continental shelf — High seas

This chapter begins by considering the definition of marine scientific research (MSR), followed by a brief assessment of the development of the regime dealing with MSR. It then examines the MSR regime contained within the 1982 UN Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) from a zonal and operational perspective, followed by an analysis of how MSR is dealt with in complementary legal regimes. Next, the chapter reviews current coastal State legislative frameworks regulating MSR and comments on future issues confronting the regime.

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