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Nelson’s academic domain is the International 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 usually the lawyer in a team of marine scientists and naval engineers, providing insights on jurisdiction.

Teaching profile

PV: Introduction to sustainability
PV: Theories of science

GEO5: European Union policy on marine resources
GEO5: International regulation of marine resources

GEO6: Geopolitics I - foundations
GEO6: Geopolitics II - critique
GEO6: Geopolitics III - contemporary

EMSS2: The role of international law in sustainable natural resource management for development

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

University Pedagogical Program (Universitetspædagogikum), AAU Learning Lab

Jan 2021Dec 2021

Award Date: 31 Jan 2022

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

Jan 2014Jan 2018

Award Date: 12 Feb 2019

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

Sep 2010Oct 2012

Award Date: 17 Jan 2013

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

Sep 2012Jul 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

Keywords

  • Law
  • Deep-seabed minerals
  • Ship-source pollution
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Marine mammals
  • Sea ports

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