NVP Summer School – Commentary paper by Ilker Basaran

Missing the Obvious in Arctic Shipping Regulations: A Maritime Lawyer’s Observation from Svalbard

Ilker K. Basaran

As a participant to the interdisciplinary Ph.D. and Post-Doc summer school organized by the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), I visited Svalbard this August (2017) and spent 10 busy days attending more than 50 lectures and presentations, talking to experts from all over the world, and finally exploring the place.

Here is my observation as a maritime lawyer.