Ocean and Coastal Management in Barbuda


Photo by Hailey Anderson


Where: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm

When: Boalt Hall Room 145

Located in the Eastern Caribbean, Barbuda is an island of approximately
1,200 residents and is part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and
Barbuda.  In this talk, Dr. Kathryn Mengerink will discuss the legal
framework for ocean and coastal management in Barbuda, some of the
unique features of its legal system, and the recent work of Dr Mengerink and
her colleagues at the Environmental Law Institute to support the Barbuda
government’s development of new ocean and coastal laws and regulations.

Kathryn Mengerink is a Senior Attorney and the Director of the Ocean
Program at the Environmental Law Institute, where she leads the
Institute’s efforts to strengthen domestic and international ocean
governance systems.  Dr. Mengerink is also a Lecturer and Academic
Coordinator at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she teaches
ocean law and policy and runs a nine-week graduate summer course on
marine biodiversity, conservation, and global change. She holds a PhD in
marine biology from Scripps, a JD with a certificate of specialization
in environmental law from the University of California, Berkeley School
of Law, and a BS in zoology from Texas A&M University.

Sponsored by the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and the Law of the Sea Institute.