Full scholarships for the IFLOS Summer Academy 2015

IFLOS Summer Academy 2015

Two full scholarships for the IFLOS Summer Academy 2015 were granted by the Jens-Peter and Betsy Schlüter-Foundation for Shipping and Environmental Protection

IFLOS (International Foundation for the Law of the Sea) organized the 9th Summer Academy at the Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the period from 26 July to 21 August 2015. A number of participants from numerous countries take part in the Summer Academy. It is dedicated to maritime and environmental law issues.

The Summer Academy is a useful institution that brings together young talents in the area of maritime law from all countries. They use this opportunity to create a constantly growing professional network. The top-class speakers do not receive any fee, only travel expenses are reimbursed. In the Programme for 2015, environmental protection also plays an important role. Especially participants from developing countries often learn here for the first time about the impact of environmental protection on the maritime area.

The Jens-Peter and Betsy Schlüter Foundation for Shipping and Environmental Protection has two scholars, from Portugal and Nicaragua, allowing their participation in the Summer Academy 2015.

Ms. Ubeda Cruz, Mrs. Prof. Dr. König , Mr. Dr. Henriksen, Mrs. Schäfer, Ms. Dias Guerra (v.l.n.r)

Ms. Ubeda Cruz (Nicaragua), Mrs. Prof. Dr. König

Ms. Dias Guerra (Portugal), Mrs. Prof. Dr. König

Photos (4): IFLOS

Conference: “Is shipping on the right track?”


Support of series of events in the context of the Forum for Maritime Commercial Law:

“Strict limits for shipborne emissions – is shipping on the right track?” on 29th of September 2015

The conference planned for the 29th of September 2015 will shed some light on the first experiences from the monitoring of compliance with levels of sulphur emission in practice. There will be a discussion on the importance of a change of limit values and the indeed different control practices for shipping on the shipping routes concerned.

Since the 1st of January 2015, tighter quality requirements on fuels used on ships have been in effect in special Emission Control Areas (SECA – Sulfur Emission Control Areas). The limit value of 0.1% of sulphur content in fuel was established both by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the MARPOL Convention and by EU Directive 1999/32/EC on Low Sulphur in Fuel.

Since the entry into force of the new limit values on the 1st of January 2015, compliance with them has been monitored. The neighbouring countries of North and Baltic Sea are monitoring shipping fuels closely, both by way of checking the required documentation and sampling on board. The results of these checks are exchanged on European database EMSA in Lisbon.


For registration please contact

Institut für Seerecht und Seehandelsrecht
Rothenbaumchaussee 33, 20148 Hamburg
Email: jasmin.neumann@jura.uni-hamburg.de

Please find more information in the flyer.

Senator Horch assumes sponsorship

Senator Horch und Sonja Schäfer, Wiebke Germer und Dr. Axel Henriksen vom Stiftungsvorstand

It has been a longstanding tradition in Hamburg that senators assume sponsorships for foundations. And the Jens-Peter and Betsy Schlüter Foundation fits, as hardly any other, perfectly with the maritime metropolitan region of Hamburg. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote scientific developments in the area of shipping and environmental protection.

In practice, this involves the awarding of research projects on topics of maritime shipping and environmental protection, awards for excelling scientific achievements in the areas of shipping and environmental protection, as well as scholarships for highly qualified students in this area.

When he received the sponsorship certificate today, Senator Frank Horch said: “The Jens-Peter and Betsy Schlüter Foundation is serving well the local industry here in the metropolitan region. The Foundation, which is based in Rendsburg, takes care of our maritime heritage by addressing issues of relevance for the future. Furthermore, it ensures that we will not run out of young talents in the maritime industry.”

By courtesy of press office of Department for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, Hamburg. Photo: BWVI