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Regulating marine biodiscovery in sea areas under coastal state jurisdiction

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dc.contributor.author Long, Ronan en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-05T12:39:16Z en
dc.date.available 2011-04-05T12:39:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Long, R. (2009). Regulating marine biodiscovery in sea areas under coastal state jurisdiction. In M. M. Nordquist (Ed.), Freedom of seas, passage rights and the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (pp. 133-169). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9789004173590 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1796 en
dc.description.abstract Marine biodiscovery is the examination of marine biological material for features that may be of value for commercial purposes. These features may include chemical compounds, genes and their products or, in some cases, the physical properties of the material in question. One of the principal attributes of biodiscovery is the commercialisation of the research or the intellectual property derived from the research. As it stands, many coastal States maintain an open access approach to marine biodiscovery. That is to say, no attempt is made to exclude the access of others or to control the collection and the subsequent use of material for the purpose of biodiscovery. There is some evidence however to support the view that biodiscovery will be most effective when governed by a range of international and national laws. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to identify the principal legal elements in the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention that are applicable to marine biodiscovery. The paper explores the key challenges and recommendations for the establishment of an appropriate governance framework governing biodiscovery activities in sea areas under the jurisdiction of a coastal Member State of the European Union. en
dc.format application.pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Martinus Nijhoff en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Marine law en
dc.subject Biodeiscovery en
dc.title Regulating marine biodiscovery in sea areas under coastal state jurisdiction en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=31447 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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