11 September 2023 - 13 September 2023
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Durham Business School, Durham,UK
£2,730 per person (£1,950 +VAT & Accommodation)
IBRU Professional Training Workshop
Construction of a median line using CARIS LOTS software
Maritime boundary delimitation may be primarily a political and legal process, but almost every stage of the process requires decisions about geographical and technical issues. Most governments employ technical experts to assist with the definition of the boundary, but that does not mean that diplomats and lawyers can ignore technical issues. Just as it is important for technical experts to be familiar with the legal principles of maritime boundary delimitation, negotiators will be much more likely to achieve a successful outcome if they understand how boundaries are constructed and how they are defined from a technical perspective.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide non-technicians with a hands-on introduction to the concepts and tools involved in defining a maritime boundary with geographical precision. Combining lectures and practical exercises, the workshop will enhance your analytical skills and help you to avoid creating a technically deficient boundary. No prior technical knowledge is required and scientific jargon will be kept to a minimum.
Dr Robin Cleverly, Director, Marbdy Consulting
Dr Coalter Lathrop, President, Sovereign Geographic
Professor Martin Pratt, Director, Bordermap Consulting
Professor Clive Schofield. Head of Research, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
IBRU Workshop Flyer Technical Maritime(web)
Do you know where you are? A beginner’s guide to geodesy and coordinate systems
Practical exercise: Charts and baselines
Alternative sources of baseline data: remotely-sensed imagery and field surveys
Generating maritime limits
Practical exercise: Constructing an equidistance line
Relevant coasts, relevant areas and coastline length
Wednesday 13 September
Technical support in boundary negotiations and third-party settle
Technical aspects of delimitation beyond 200M
Group discussion / round-table Possible topics:
In addition to tuition and all course materials, the fee covers the following:
Please note, your accommodation is included in the workshop fee.
Included in the fee are 3 nights of bed and breakfast accommodation at the Durham Marriott Hotel.
You are expected to organise your own travel arrangements to Durham. Please be aware that if you require a visa to visit the United Kingdom you will be required to apply for your own visa for entry in to the country. Please allow enough time for your visa to be processed before the start of the workshop. A letter on invitation can be provided to support your visa application.
Teaching and workshop materials will be in English.
Cancellations must be received in writing not later than the 1 September 2023 and will be subject to a £250 cancellation fee, unless a substitute participant is offered. After this date the full registration fee will be charged for all cancellations.
IBRU reserves the right to modify the programme as necessary, without notice to participants.
The cost of the workshop will be £2,730 per participant. Payment can only be accepted in £ sterling or by major credit and debit cards. Full payment must be received prior to the workshop to guarantee the booking.
Durham Business School