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David M. Ong is Professor of International and Environmental Law at the Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. His main research interests are in the International Law of the Sea, particularly on offshore joint development, published in American Journal of International Law (1999); and International Environmental Law, published in European Journal of International Law (2001) and Irish Yearbook of International Law, 2006 (2008), Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 2006 (2008), Nordic Journal of International Law (2010), and Netherlands International Law Review (2011); as well as several edited volumes of essays, three of which he has co-edited.

More recent publications are: Specifying Procedural Obligations for Joint Development and Alternative Joint Development Models for the South China Sea, in Wu Shicun and Nong Hong (eds), Recent Developments in the South China Sea Dispute: The Prospect of a Joint Development Regime, Routledge (2014) Chapter 7, 99-136; and ‘Alternative Approaches to Piracy and Armed Robbery in Southeast Asian Waters and off the Horn of Africa: A Comparative Perspective’, in The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, ed by Panos Koutrakos and Achilles Skordas, Hart (2014) Chapter 12, 267-295.

He has also served as a consultant on offshore joint development issues to the Guyana legal team in the Guyana-Suriname maritime boundary delimitation arbitration (2007); and as a technical resource expert on Joint Development at the Second United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) South-South High Level Meeting on Oil and Gas Producing Developing Countries held in Nairobi, Kenya, 12-15 October, 2009.

More recently, David has also presented a paper on Integrating an Environmental Sustainability Perspective within the ‘Core’ Subjects of the University Law Curriculum in England in the Environmental Law section of the Society for Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference to be held at the University of Nottingham, September, 2014.This paper has been commissioned for possible publication in a Special Issue of the Law Teacher – the journal of the Association of Law Teachers (ALT), on Environmentally Sustainable Development and the Law Curriculum.

You can find out more about David’s work here