The 2023 Symposium on Global Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance was held last week in Sanya, Hainan, hosted by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, the Huayang Center for Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance, and the China Oceanic Development Foundation. Founded in 2020, the symposium brings together national and international, officials, scholars and practitioners of ocean governance, including many dealing with the international law of the sea. China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi gave the opening speech, via video.
STL Professor Stephen Minas participated in a session on the new high seas treaty and its implications for ocean governance, together with colleagues from Xiamen University, the Portuguese Institute of the Law of the Sea, OP Jindal Global Law School, Tsinghua University and the National University of Singapore. Professor Minas gave a presentation on the high sea agreement’s technology development and transfer frameworks and on the opportunity for their implementation to build on lessons learned and proven models of international technology cooperation.