• Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.




    Wind Energy

  • East Coast of Scotland at a spot called Pease Bay.




    Marine Protected Areas

  • Juvenile green sea turtle underneath the Midway Island Pier in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.





  • With NOAA's predicted, real-time, and forecasted currents, people can safely dock and undock ships, maneuver them in confined waterways, and safely navigate through coastal waters. This helps to avoid ship collisions or delay the arrival of goods.





  • Iron and silica rich chimneys on the summit of Giggenbach volcano are evidence of warm springs that were active at this site in the past. New Zealand, Kermadec Arc. April 18, 2005.





  • Colorful nudibranch (Shell-less mollusk) at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctury.





  • A map of a seamount in the Arctic Ocean created by NOAA's Office of Coast Survey by gathering data with a multibeam echo sounder.





  • Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. A close up view of tubeworms at a seafloor hot spring on Daikoku volcano. These animals only live at hydrothermal vents. Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean. April, 2004.




    Hydrothermal Vents

  • An iceberg captured on camera during a 30-day mission in 2012 to map areas of the Arctic aboard the NOAA Ship Fairweather.





  • Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. White chimneys at Champagne vent site, NW Eifuku volcano. The chimneys are ~20 cm (8 in) across and ~50 cm (20 in) high, venting fluids at 103§C (217§F). Notice the bubbles in the upper left side of the image. Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean. April, 2004.





International Conference on Marine Environmental Law (ICMEL)

Die International Conference on Marine Environmental Law (ICMEL) wurde von der gemeinnützigen Gesellschaft für Angewandten Umweltschutz und Sicherheit im Seeverkehrt (GAUSS) und Andree Kirchner als Projektmanager vom 17.-19. April 2002 in Bremen organisiert.

Die folgenden Experten aus dem Seevölkerrecht sowie aus den Meereswissenschaften haben zu der Konferenz bzw. zu der Konferenz-Veröffentlichung beigetragen:

  • David H. Anderson
    Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Hamburg
  • Dr. Awni Behnam
    Director and Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva 
    Member of the Governing Board, International Ocean Institute (IOI) Headquarters, Malta
  • Thomas Beistle
    Commander, United States Coast Guard, Washington D.C., USA 
  • Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán
    Head of the Legal Office and Senior Deputy Director of the Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London 
  • Aref Fakhry, LL.M. (Montreal), M.M.M. (Dalhousie)
    Lecturer at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), Malta
  • Louise Angélique de La Fayette, MA (Toronto), LL.M. (Cambridge)
    Director, Centre for Environmental Law, University of Southampton
    Member of the The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Headquarters, Gland
  • Louise Head
    Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General Environment, Brussels
  • Dr. Thomas Höfer
    Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine, Berlin
  • Andree Kirchner, LL.M. (Stockholm)
    Legal Advisor and Project Manager, GAUSS Institute for Environmental Protection and Safety in Shipping, Bremen
  • Hans Gerd Knoop
    Director, GAUSS Institute for Environmental Protection and Safety in Shipping, Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Lagoni, LL.M.
    Director, Law of the Sea and Maritime Law Institute, University of Hamburg, Hamburg
  • Willi Lemke, Senator for Education and Science, Federal State Ministry, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Bremen
  • Michael W. Lodge
    Barrister, Chief of the Office of Legal Affairs, International Seabed Authority (ISA), Kingston
  • Prof. Dr. Moira McConnell
    Professor of Maritime Affairs, World Maritime University (WMU), Malmö
    Professor of Law, Dalhousie Law School, Canada
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Mensah
    Former President and Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, London
  • Dr. Iwona Rummel-Bulska, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva
  • Dott. Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe, LL.M. (University College London), LL.M. (Georgetown University)
    Doctoral Candidate, International and Maritime Law Section, University of Genoa
  • Joseph Schittone
    Programme Officer of the Global Programme of Action Coordination Office,  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Hague
  • Prof. Dr. Victor Smetacek
    Chief, Office for Pelagic Ecosystems and Vice-Director, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven
  • Dr. Gerhard Westdickenberg, Legal Advisor and Chief,  Legal Office, German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Hjalmar Thiel
    University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Winter 
    Chief, Forschungsstelle für Europäisches Umweltrecht, University of Bremen, Bremen
  • Christine Wischer
    Senator for Constructions and Environment, Federal State Ministry, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Keyuan Zou, Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

The Ergebnisse der International Conference on Marine Environmental Law (ICMEL) wurden in der Publikation International Marine Environmental Law: Institutions, Implementation and Innovations, Kluwer Law International 2003 zusammengefasst.