• Rendsburggade 14, 1-421

    9000 Aalborg



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Research profile

Nelson’s academic background is in Law and International Relations. He specialized in the Law of the Sea, focusing on environmental rules and standards applicable to the maritime transport sector. He is interested in studying interactions between sovereign states, global and regional geopolitical conflicts and questions of territoriality, boundaries and space in the ocean. His postdoctoral experience is leading him to also become a policy and governance arrangement analyst. In research projects he is generally the lawyer in a room of marine scientists and engineers, providing insights on jurisdiction.

Teaching profile

International Regulation of Marine Resources


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Public International Law, Doctor of Laws (PhD), Utrecht University

Jan 2014Feb 2019

International Politics and Conflict Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), University of Coimbra

Sep 2012Jul 2013

Public Law, Master of Laws (LLM), University of Coimbra

Sep 2010Jan 2013

International Relations, Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Coimbra

Nov 2009Jun 2012

Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Coimbra

Sep 2005Jul 2010

Law, Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen (ERASMUS/LLP), Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

Sep 2008Jul 2009


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