Big Ideas 2015

Robin Warner Profile

PROF. Robin Warner 

 

"I research the law of the sea, oceans governance, marine environmental law and climate change and the oceans"


The Last Great Frontier of Ocean Governance

For many of us, the open ocean and deep seabed remain shrouded in mystery. These vast uncharted areas cover about half of the Earth’s surface and host a major share of the world’s marine resources and biodiversity, but remain largely ungoverned. With increasing threats to open ocean ecosystems from destructive fisheries, shipping impacts, and emerging uses such as bioprospecting, now more than ever we need a high seas conservation agreement. Professor Robin Warner will discuss the political momentum building in the United Nations for negotiations on a high seas conservation agreement and the potential elements of such an agreement.


Dr Robin Warner is Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong. Her research interests include law of the sea, oceans governance, marine environmental law and climate change and the oceans.  She is the author of Protecting the Oceans Beyond National Jurisdiction: Strengthening the International Law Framework (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2009), editor (with Simon Marsden) of Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland Coastal and Marine Perspectives (Ashgate Publishers, Farnham, UK, 2012) and editor (with Clive Schofield) of Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific (Edward Elgar, UK, 2012) as well as many book chapters and journal articles on oceans law and policy.

Last reviewed: 7 September, 2015