Work, publications, conferences, teachings

Latest Achievements

To understand the scope of work of VTA Tassin

Some of the topics currently addressed:

  • Sustainable Shipping and sustainable corporate practices in Asia
  • 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
  • Regulation of offshore platforms
  • Illegal Fisheries : Implementation of the FAO Port State Measure Agreement and EU Mechanisms
  • EU Common Fisheries Policy and Human rights
  • Challenges attached to the interaction between the regime of the continental shelf and the one of the high seas (UNCLOS)


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 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).