International, Law & Policy

Maritime Boundaries

For Pacific island countries and territories, maritime boundaries are national borders.

There are 48 shared or overlapping boundaries between countries in the Pacific Islands region. As of February 2019, 35 of these
boundaries have been formalised, and there are 13 outstanding bilateral and nine high seas boundaries remaining to be declared.

International Law

The law of the sea provides for the regulation, management and governance of the ocean spaces that cover over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface.

Five new marine environmental atlases

Initiated by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), the aim of the World Harbour Project is to link, facilitate, and enhance programs of research and management across major urban harbours of the world.