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Summer@LSTS 2020 – Session #8 with Eliana Silva Pereira (CIIMAR)

Summer@LSTS 2020 will continue on August 28th, 2020, 9:00-10:15 PM UTC, with Eliana Silva Pereira, who will present An Introduction to the Legal Regime of “Marine Robotics”.

The purpose of the presentation is to provide an overview of the legal regime that applies to “marine robotics”. It starts clarifying the terminology used for legal purposes and explaining the relevance of maritime zones provided for in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Afterward, it focuses on the powers of the coastal states and the flag states to define and approve the legal regime of “marine robotics” for different activities carried out in areas under national sovereignty and jurisdiction. The presentation ends, providing insights both on the international and the national legal regime that applies to “marine robotics” when used on marine scientific research, archaeology, and law enforcement activities.

Eliana Silva Pereira is a member of the Law of the Sea Research Group at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto. Eliana holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy and a Master’s Degree in Law and attended the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law & Policy and the Yeosu Academy on the Law of the Sea.


If you need any additional information please send an email to Jose Luiz Moutinho.