Professor Norchi and J.S.D. candidate Ishtaque Ahmed present research at Arctic Round Table

Professor Charles NorchiOn December 8 and 9, Professor Charles Norchi and J.S.D. candidate Ishtiaque Ahmed presented shipping research by the Center for Oceans and Coastal Law at the fourth Arctic Round Table.

The Round Tables are sponsored by the Ramboll Corporation, which was founded in Denmark in 1945, and has 300 offices world-wide including a recent acquisition in Portland. The Ramboll Arctic Round Tables bring together important stakeholders from around the world to share ideas that may contribute to the positive development of the Arctic region, and to facilitate participants’ projects in northern markets and efforts in northern community development.

The most recent Round Table was held at Pierce Atwood and convened business leaders, lawyers and scholars from Maine and abroad to explore opportunities for international trade in the North Atlantic Arctic and near-Arctic regions. Participants (including Norchi and Ahmed) addressed legal, environmental, economic, social, and technological infrastructure challenges. This was the first Ramboll Round Table held in Maine.

The Center for Oceans and Coastal Law is a teaching and interdisciplinary research center devoted to law and policy of the oceans. Center activities embrace a broad range of teaching and research, seeking to enhance the skills of lawyers and policy scientists as applied to oceans problems from the Gulf of Maine to the seas of Europe, Africa and Asia. Professor Charles H. Norchi is the director of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law.