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    Research Project: Policing at Sea (POLSEA)

    PolSEA is a DFF2 research project under the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project is based at Aalborg University under the GTLaw Group at the Department of Law and led by professor (mso) Birgit Feldtmann. The project is conducted by a group of legal (and other social sciences) researchers from different Danish universities.

    PolSEA is in general terms dealing with the question of how the law of the sea, and in particular UNCLOS (UN Convention of the Law of the Sea), is intended and in fact functioning as a legal framework for policing activities at sea. The concept of policing in the context of the project refers to law enforcement activities in a wide sense and touches also on issues such as search and rescue and exercise of sovereignty at sea. One central topic of PolSEA is the interplay between the law of the sea regime with other legal regimes, such as the human rights regime or domestic law. Another aspect is the role of different actors at sea, e.g. states vs. NGO’s, supranational entities (the EU) and the private sector. The question of how the law of the sea in fact is functioning as a legal framework for policing is analyzed in specific settings, for example in connection with counter-piracy, migration at sea or policing in the Arctic region. The project has a strong international focus and is conducted in close cooperation with an international network of researchers and projects. PolSEA aims at providing new knowledge in connection with specific policing activities at sea, the role of different maritime actors and in connection with understanding and developing the law of the sea as a system of regulation.   

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    Research Project: ‘Enablement besides constraints: Human Security and Cyber Multi-Disciplinary Framework in the European High North (ECOHUCY)’

    “Enablement besides Constraints: Human Security and Cyber Multi-disciplinary framework in the European High North” (ECoHuCy) is a three years collective multidisciplinary project founded by NordForsk running from January 2017 until December 2019. Amongst its working packages, the Working Package 4 (WP4) on Climate Change, Environmental Threats and Cyber Security in European High Nord (EHN) is lead by Associate Professor Sandra Cassotta. The project is hosted and administrated by the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) based in Stockholm to which Sandra is attached as an expert research fellow. The central research questions of this WP are to identify the relationship between climate change and cybersecurity in the EHN, to identify, control and regulate environmental threats linked to cyber security and to understand what are the current cyber threats (and the motivations behind them) to critical infrastructures in the energy industry in the EHN. For more information on this project, click the link on the Arctic Centre
     

     

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    Grant from NATO Research Project: ‘Governance of cyber-security and resilience for arctic’ – under the science for peace and security programme

    Description and Justification:
    Defense, transportation, and business opportunities in the Arctic are accompanied by the danger of cyber-threats, especially to critical infrastructures which in the Arctic become “extra critical” because of the harsh environmental climatic conditions and remoteness. Critical infrastructures in the Arctic is also crucial for military and security since its hosts many data hubs, significant energy resources and depended on digitalization, internet and computers’ commands. Interferences with climatic conditions, ice, and disasters, needs new methodologies of risk and resilience assessment but also effective legal frameworks able to protect critical infrastructures and sustain both industrial and military activities.

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    Nordic Journal of Commercial Law

    Associate Professor Thomas Neumann is the chief editor of the prestigious Nordic Journal of Commercial Law a journal, an online journal financed by the Dreyer’s Foundation. The Journal publishes acknowledged researchers’ analyses on various key aspects of Commercial Law.

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