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|HISTORY OF MARITIME LAW|
|International maritime law is a set of rules governing relations between nations in connection with their marine activities, and in particular, by establishing the legal status and appropriate use of maritime space for the purpose of the peaceful use of this space and the resources within it. Maritime trade was the basis for the establishment of rules of law within the sphere of navigation. The laws developed as a result of a conflict with the local maritime customs and with piracy on the high seas. It forced ship-owners and merchants to meet and form some normal course of relations. In seaports, these customs reflected the interactions between the ship owners and the merchants, captains and crews of vessels.
|THE MODERN LAW OF THE SEA|
|Modern international maritime law is used to regulate the relationships between nations of various socio-economic systems because of the sovereign equality of all nations, their mutual respect and peaceful coexistence. The basic rules of modern international maritime law were formulated during activity of the First, Second and Third United Nations Conferences on Maritime Law.|
Text and images are from Man and the Ocean, a CD-ROM produced by the Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography (HDNO).
|Description||Dr. John T. Everett is the Project Manager of the UN Atlas. He is also President of Ocean Associates, Inc., a fisheries and oceans consulting firm and distributes ocean and coastal photos (free for personal use) through OceansArt.US. He writes about inventions and the history of technology and provides photos and information (free for personal use) through TechnologySite.org. Dr. Everett is a professional photographer for Marine Photobank.|
Dr. Everett comes from a fishing family and worked 31 years in 13 positions in the US Federal Government as a researcher and manager. He provides consulting services on oceans and fisheries policy and sustainability, global climate change and impacts at the global and local level on fisheries and on oceans, including adaptation strategies. His Federal positions included: Senate Commerce Committee staff, Staff to NOAA Administrator, NMFS Dir. of Policy and Planning, Manager of Dolphin/Tuna research, and Chief of Fisheries Development. He has chaired or co-chaired several impact analyses (Fisheries, Polar Regions, Oceans, and Coastal Zones) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Until recently he was Chief of the NOAA/NMFS Division of Research in Silver Spring, MD. Prior to NOAA, he coordinated launches in the Apollo Program at Cape Kennedy and was a commercial fisherman in Massachusetts, USA.
He also manages Climate Change Facts, a website designed to provide information from both consensus scientists and those among the climate change skeptics.
|Keywords|| PROJECT MANAGER; OCEAN ASSOCIATES INC.; ASSOC.; WWW OCEANSART US; CLIMATE CHANGE FACTS|
|Geography Keywords|| USA; ROME|
|Organization|| FAO, NOAA Point of Contact , and President of Ocean Associates, Inc., and Owner of OceansArt.US|
|Position||UN Atlas Project Manager and President of Ocean Associates, Inc. and Owner OceansArt.US|
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