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Work, publications, conferences, teachings

Latest Achievements

To understand the scope of work of VTA Tassin in 2020

Some of the topics currently addressed:

  • Sustainable Shipping and sustainable corporate practices in Asia
  • Blue Finance and Impact investing 
  • Impact of the BBNJ Agreement on the Private Sector
  • Sustainable partnerships, strategic development and cooperation for sustainable oceans and seas (Arctic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea)
  • New Indian Ocean Sustainable Regulatory Framework
  • Ocean Data : access, sharing, analytics and Digital cooperation for sustainable development
  • H2020 Projects
  • Legal and policy issues related to sustainable fisheries in the South China Sea
  • Illegal Fisheries : Implementation of the FAO Port State Measure Agreement and EU Mechanisms
  • EU Common Fisheries Policy and Human rights
  • Continental Shelf Management & Development of seabed activities 

 

Latest conferences

To debate and share with any type of audiences on topics linked to my expertise & my experience

FAO Sustainable Fishery Symposium, Rome 2019

 

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to take part of the Symposium dedicated to sustainable fisheries and the Science/Policy nexus.

Sustainable Ocean Summit, Paris 2019

Dr. Virginie Tassin Campanella attended the SOS of the World Ocean Council last November.

Ocean MIT Solve Workshop, Tromso 2019

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to be part of the Ocean MIT Solve Workshop organized during the Arctic Innovation Week. 

At this occasion, she worked with diverse experts of various fields on Arctic challenges including data sharing, health, climate change and urban development, all related to ocean management issues.

World Maritime Conference, Shanghai 2019

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to attend the 110th Anniversary of the Shanghai Maritime University and co-chaired the Maritime Law Session of the World Maritime Conference organized during the celebrations. Dr. Tassin Campanella also presented the topic “The impact of the BBNJ Agreement on Maritime Activities” and addressed both upcoming challenges and opportunities for the maritime sectors & actors related to the implementation of the BBNJ Agreement of UNCLOS.

Ocean Studio Xynteo Exchange, Oslo 2019

Hosted by Microsoft and DNV GL, Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to act as Ocean Data Expert in the first Ocean Studio of Xynteo.

She guided over two days a group of around 15 professionals to address the challenge “Access and Sharing Ocean Data”.

30th Anniversary of the International Law Maritime Institute of Malta, Malta 2019

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to attend the 30th Graduation ceremony of the IMLI in presence of Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (“IMO”).

Latest news

A brief overview of the recent involvments of VTA Tassin

Appointment as Member of Scientific Council (INDEMER, Monaco)

Dr. Virginie Tassin Campanella was appointed in June 2020 by Prince Albert II of Monaco as a member of the Scientific Council of the Economic Law of the Sea Institute (INDEMER) of Monaco along eminent scholars.

UNDESA/ Sulitest / Mercator Ocean International Working Group (SDG 14)

 

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited in July 2020 to join an expert group created under the umbrella of partnership between the United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs (UNDESA), Sulitest and Mercator Ocean International to design a  free of charge learning module on SDG14.

Authoring of ITLOS Mooc Case 2020

Dr. Tassin Campanella was invited to write the 2020 ITLOS Mooc Case which will be run during the next Brazilian Law of the Sea Congress of IBDMAR in November 2020 (online). 

Entitled “Dispute concerning the fishing practices of Azurius in the EEZ of Calypso in the Stellar Sea” , the case deals with IUU Fishing, Flag State, Due Diligence, State of Necessity and Climate Change.

ITLOS Judges Elsa Kelly and Oscar Catello Sarubbi will be assessing the work of the international pleading teams. 

New partnership on Sustainable Ocean Management in the India Ocean Region

 

 

VTA Tassin is partnering with C&C Advisors, an award winning indian law firm to work on sustainable ocean management in the Indian ocean region (September 2020). Services and executive progammes for public and private actors are being deployed.

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Latest publications

To promote knowledge sharing to any actors, be they novices or experts 

The Ocean & Humans: One but Many (2019)

Article written by Dr. Tassin Campanella in the Blue Book “Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean” addressing the social impacts of Ocean Governance.

Between freedom and control: the regulation of marine scientific research on the continental shelf (2018)

Article written by Dr. Tassin Campanella  published in the book “Knowing the Oceans for Achieving Sustainable Development” (INDEMER, Pedone, 2018)

Le plateau continental (2017)

Article written in French by Dr. Tassin Campanella published in  “Traité de droit international de la mer”  (Forteau & Thouvenin Dir), (Pedone, 2017).

International Seabed Authority + European Union Chronicles (2010-2017)

Chronicles written by Dr. Tassin Campanella (around 30 pages each) published since 2010/2012 in the Annuaire du droit de la mer (INDEMER, Pedone)

La contribution de l'affaire Bangladesh / Inde au droit international (2016)

Authored by Dr. Tassin Campanella and published in the Annuaire Français du Droit International 2014

Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia) (2016)

Authored by Dr. Tassin Campanella and published in the book entitled “Latin America and the International Court of Justice”, JM Sorel and PW Almeida (eds), Routledge 2016, pp. 225-236.

Latest teachings

To make the new generations aware of the importance and fragility of oceans & seas and hopefully to inspire some vocations!

 

Law of the Sea Academy - Kadir Has University (since 2018)

Dr. Tassin Campanella taught in 2018 two classes  “Protection and preservation of the marine environment ” and “Maritime areas beyond national jurisdiction: the Area”.

In July 2019, Dr. Tassin Campanella delivered two new classes “Principles of protection and preservation of the marine environment” and “Various types of damages to the marine environment”.

 

Nippon Foundation Programme - ITLOS (2018 & 2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella delivered a class to  Nippon Fellows of ITLOS on the Delimitation of the Extended Continental Shelf (cases 23 and 16 of ITLOS) (in English).

Nanterre University (2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching a class  on the “Marine Environment: Protection & Resources) designed for Master Students and Professionals (25h in French)

Lille University (Law) ( since 2018)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching a class on Pollution & Oceanology to Master Students of the Law of the Sea Master (20h in French)

HEC Paris (2018 & 2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching undergraduate students a pluridisciplinary class on “International Ocean Governance” (20h in English)

Sciences Po Paris (since 2016)

Dr. Tassin Campanella co-created and is co-teaching a simulation class “Richelieu 3.0” designed for Master Students of Sciences Po and HEC on Maritime strategy and sustainable development (8h in French).

Nippon Foundation Programme - ITLOS (2018 & 2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella delivered a class to  Nippon Fellows of ITLOS on the Delimitation of the Extended Continental Shelf (cases 23 and 16 of ITLOS) (in English).

Nanterre University (2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching a class  on the “Marine Environment: Protection & Resources) designed for Master Students and Professionals (25h in French)

Lille University (Law) ( since 2018)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching a class on Pollution & Oceanology to Master Students of the Law of the Sea Master (20h in French)

HEC Paris (2018 & 2019)

Dr. Tassin Campanella is teaching undergraduate students a pluridisciplinary class on “International Ocean Governance” (20h in English)

Sciences Po Paris (since 2016)

Dr. Tassin Campanella co-created and is co-teaching a simulation class “Richelieu 3.0” designed for Master Students of Sciences Po and HEC on Maritime strategy and sustainable development (8h in French).