Legal aspects of geoscience mapping in the South African maritime domain
Theme: Geoscience for Minerals and Energy
Prof. Patrick Vrancken holds LLM and LLD degrees from the University of Cape Town and has more than 25 years of teaching and academic management experience at university level. He is the author of numerous research outputs in national and foreign accredited law journals and books, the managing editor of the Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa, the author of South Africa and the Law of the Sea, published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in Leiden and Boston in 2011, as well as the main editor of The Law of the Sea: The African Union and its Member States, published by Juta in Cape Town in 2017. He is the incumbent of the South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa, hosted by the Nelson Mandela University, funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology and managed by the South African National Research Foundation.