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Singapore launches Ocean Governance Research Programme
by The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Government)
In April 2016, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) established the CIL-MPA Oceans Governance Research Programme.

Aside from generating quality research publications and presentations at esteemed academic journals and international platforms, this Programme has also convened annual international conferences and roundtable workshops to share and discuss research findings on the implementation of international law under UNCLOS with experts from governments, intergovernmental organisations, industry and academia.
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Training and professional development
Singapore is committed to continuing the Programme until 2019.
The objective of this programme is to contribute to the better understanding of maritime law and ocean governance.
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Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 - 2019
Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore (Academic Institution)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Luke Tang, Mr, reach.luke@gmail.com,
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