Frank Maes, PhD in Law from Ghent University (1996), is professor at Ghent University, Department of Public International Law, in charge of IA courses on International and European Environmental Law. He is Director Research of the Maritime Institute of Ghent University, responsible for national and international research projects. Main publications (books, articles) are in the field of marine environmental law and policy, as well as on maritime spatial planning (for example, please see this publication).
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Future research interest are: management of oceans and seas from an environmental law and policy perspective, amongst shipping, renewable energy, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) & Maritime Spatial Planning.