Our overall subject in 2016 will be the conflict between the use of resources (especially in the area of energy law) and (marine) environmental protection with a special focus on sustainability. These areas of tension will be outlined in the keynote lecture. High-ranking plenary lectures will address the sustainable production of energy and the sustainable use of the ocean as an ecological system.
Special consideration in the formation of working groups will be given to the interests and experiences of practical work. These will focus on the following aspects: deep sea mining, ocean bed pipe and cable systems as well as marine energy generation.