AHMAD IBRAHIM KULLIYYAH OF LAWS
LEGAL CHALLENGES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES AT SEA
The overall research topic of this project can be described as follows: what are the main legal challenges for the sustainable development of energy resources at sea, and to what extent are these concerns relevant for the design of corresponding models in other countries with significant unexplored resources or even with desire to explore energy resources at sea?
SYNOPSIS OF THE PROJECT
A first and intermediate objective of this research project is to analyse the legal challenges faced by certain countries with significant experience with offshore developments in order to understand to legal challenges they faced to develop energy resources at sea and how they dealt with them.
This research raises at least the following questions: (1) How to regulate offshore developments? (2) How to protect the marine environment and develop energy resources at the same time? (3) How to explore energy resources at the high sea in and at disputed areas? (4) How to allow the co-existence of different type offshore developments (e.g. hydrocarbon, wind farms)?
A second and ultimate research objective of this research project is consequently to analyze the implication of these experiences in counties with potential or significant energy resources at sea.
The expected outcome of this project should be published as two separate books between 2019 and 2021. The project should also preferably develop seminars, conferences and workshops to disseminate the findings and recommendations to the target countries and a wider industry to the extent funding is available.
We envisage five ways to participate in the project: as a host/organizer, as member of the advisory board, as contributing author, as an institutional support, or through sponsorship. We will aim to include relevant key stakeholders, industry players, host governments and third parties within the target countries in the project.
The International Islamic University Malaysia in cooperation with the Externado University of Colombia (Colombia) and the Lousiana State UniversIty (USA) should take the lead to create and coordinate this project. These entities shall be responsible to select the contributors from the target countries.
Key stakeholders and industry players within the target countries are invited to be part of our advisory board. We are always open to accept new members through the duration of our Project. This is a voluntary position without any obligation attached to this role. The advisory board will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and recommendations.
This project will collaborate with a variety of leading experts across the target jurisdictions. We are always open to accept new members through the duration of our project.
Institutions and organizations related to natural resources are invited to be part of our institutional support. This institutional support is a recognition of the relevancy of our project.
This project is considering applying for funds within the industry, target and interested host governments, institutions and third parties.
PROJECT COORDINATORS AND EDITORS
Dr. Eduardo G. Pereira, Externado University of Colombia (Colombia)
Dr. Wan Zulhafiz Wan Zahari, International Islamic University Malaysia
Dr. Keith Hall, Louisiana State University (USA)
NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
If successful, we will consider continuing this Project beyond the initial 3 years.