| FNI NEWS
FNI Launches Major Project on Adriatic Sea
(30.06.2006) FNI today launched a
four-year (2006-2009) project on the changing legal and policy framework for
marine environment protection and resource management in the Adriatic Sea. The
project is led at the FNI by Senior Research Fellow Davor Vidas and includes several key academic and
research institutions in Croatia. The project is supported by the Research
Council of Norway.
The marine and coastal areas and resources, and
their sustainable development, are of high importance for both Norway and
Croatia. In Croatia, various marine-related issues have in recent years
occupied an increasingly important place. To support an informed policy-making
and public debate, there is a need for scientific research that can enable both
broader thematic scope and inter-disciplinary support to legal and policy
studies of marine environmental protection and resource management. That is the
purpose of the project "Marine Environment Protection and Resource Management:
The Changing Legal and Policy Framework for the Adriatic Sea", to be
implemented through a longer-term (2006 to 2009) cooperation between the
Fridtjof Nansen Institute and five of the foremost Croatian academic
institutions on various aspects of marine studies: the University of Rijeka,
Faculty of Law; the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law; the Institute for
Oceanography and Fisheries in Split; the University of Dubrovnik Institute for
Marine and Coastal Research; and the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of
The overall goal of the project is to analyse and identify key
trends in global, regional and national policy and legal developments on
maritime uses, marine environmental protection and resource management,
primarily related to the Adriatic Sea and Croatia, but also to broader regional
Adriatic cooperation; and to offer sound policy and legal options for
responding to the challenges involved.
issue-areas studied will embrace new developments in:
IMO and the Adriatic Sea.
Marine issues within the EU, both sectoral and integrative,
and the Adriatic Sea.
Regional cooperation on
marine environment, including understanding of "the region", and the Adriatic
Global and regional fisheries management
organizations and the Adriatic Sea.
disputes in the Adriatic Sea, and their impact on marine environmental
protection and resource management.
research on marine affairs and Law of the Sea
|The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an
independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental,
energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a
multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science,
economics, and international law.