The Legal Regulation of Floats and Gliders - in Quest of a New Regime?

Bork, Katharina, Karstensen, Johannes, Visbeck, Martin and Zimmermann, A. (2008) The Legal Regulation of Floats and Gliders - in Quest of a New Regime? Ocean Development and International Law, 39 (3). pp. 298-328. DOI 10.1080/00908320802235338.

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This article analyzes the legal status of unmanned instruments (particularly, floats and gliders) for observation purposes in the ocean environment. These new kinds of instruments are being deployed by the thousands into the oceans, not the least as part of the Argo Project of the International Oceanographic Commission. Their uncontrolled drifting has raised legal questions, especially when such instruments enter waters subject to the jurisdiction of foreign states. The authors argue that the current international legal framework is insufficient to address the pertinent issues, and that a new legal regime is needed.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Argo Project, floats, marine scientific research, scientific instruments
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1080/00908320802235338
ISSN: 0090-8320
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2009 10:22
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 13:05

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