Series 4: Ocean Law Introduction

Jon Van Dyke was a part of various international organizations to shape the legal discourse around Ocean Law. Examples of organizations were the International Law Association (ILA) - Law of the Sea, Dividing Up the Ocean/Oxford, Forum 2003-2004 Auckland, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Convention, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council on Ocean Law: Law of the Sea, High Seas Study Group, International Whaling Commission, Kyung Hee University, Law of the Sea Institute, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Subcommittee on Territorial Jurisdiction and International Relations of General Provisions Committee and the  United Nations Environmental Programmed (UNEP).


He researched case studies on specific places involved in Ocean Law issues and concerns: Bosnia, Clipperton-Mario Aguilar, Greece & Turkey-Aegean Sea, Kiribati, Kure, Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Papahānaumokuākea, Palau-Vinstar, Passamaquoddy Bay, Philippine Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA), Vanuatu and Fiji.


Specific themes or topics of study he engaged with were: Black Carbon, Climate Change, Human Rights & Environment, Indigenous Maritime Claims, Indigenous Rights in the Ocean, Indigenous Rights Under International Law, International Ocean Law, Ocean Fertilization, Iron fertilization of the Oceans, Marine Mineral Development in the US- Affiliated Pacific Entities, Marine Sanctuaries, MOX Plant Case ITLOS 2003, Nuclear, Nuclear Shipments 2009, Ocean Law, Ocean Resource Rights, Offshore Resource Management, Shipping, The Impact of Navy Training on the Monument, Tourism, U.S. Marine Sanctuaries, U.S. Maritime Boundaries, Whaling.


Some researchers he partnered with were: Alison Rieser of the Sea Grant Legal Center, Journalist Sue Arnold on the International Whaling Commission, Peter Wilson of the Tuna Project, and Durwood Zaelke. He was involved in these publications and writings: Current Working Copies for "The Exclusive Economic Zone of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands", Durwood Zaelke’s book International Environmental Law and Policy, William T. Burke’s book International Law of the Sea, the Lisbon Papers, the Marine Pollution Bulletin, and the Townsville Paper.


Series 4 Subseries Box Listing


  • Dividing up the Pacific
  • Governance- Native American Models
  • Island Dependencies + Ocean Resources
  • Kamins, Geothermal Rights
  • Kiribati
  • Legality of Nuclear Weapons
  • Maps- Miscellaneous
  • Regional Seas Conventions, A Comparison of
  • SPREP Convention- Miscellaneous Docs
  • SPREP Convention- text
  • SPREP Renegotiation 1991-92
  • The Law of the Sea
  • II.D. Regional Treaties


  • International Law of the Sea- William T. Burke
  • Law Library Books
  • Law of the Sea Institute
  • Marine Mineral Development in the US- Affiliated Pacific Entities
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin


  • Indigenous Maritime Claims 
  • Ocean Resource Rights


  • Kyung Hee University
  • Nuclear


  • Military Activities in the EEZ
  • North East Asia and International Law Casebook
  • North Vietnam's Strategy for Survival
  • North Vietnam's Strategy for Survival by Jon Van Dyke
  • Political Prisoners Research/ Writings
  • Regime of the EEZ
  • The Regime of the Exclusive Economic Zone


  • Climate Change
  • Durwood Zaelke Book
  • Forum 2003 Auckland
  • Forum 2008 Auckland
  • Iron fertilization of the Oceans
  • Vanuatu Core Materials
  • Vanuatu Correspondence
  • Vanuatu, Fiji Materials


  • Black Carbon
  • Bosnia
  • Climate Change
  • Human Rights & Environment
  • International Whaling Commission
  • Nuclear Shipments 2009
  • Ocean Law
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Shipping
  • Tourism
  • Van Dyke and Zaelke correspondence
  • Whaling


  • Alison Rieser- Sea Grant Legal Center
  • Current Working Copies for "The Exclusive Economic Zone of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands"
  • Kure
  • Marine Sanctuaries
  • Northwest Hawaiian Islands Reserve
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Cultural Briefing
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Miscellaneous Used Materials
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument
  • Offshore Resource Management
  • Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Research
  • The Impact of Navy Training on the Monument
  • U.S. Marine Sanctuaries


  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Miscellaneous Materials


  • Papahānaumokuākea


  • Greece & Turkey-Aegean Sea
  • International Ocean Law
  • Papahānaumokuākea


  • OHA
  • Papahānaumokuākea


  • Greece & Turkey-Aegean Sea
  • International Ocean Law
  • Papahānaumokuākea


  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Feb. 2 - Sue Arnold
  • High Seas Study Group
  • Indigenous Rights Under International Law
  • Kiribati
  • Law of the Sea Institute
  • MOX Plant Case ITLOS 2003
  • Ocean Fertilization
  • Palau-Vinstar
  • Peter Wilson- Tuna Project
  • Philippine PSSA
  • Subcommittee on Territorial Jurisdiction and International Relations of General Provisions Committee
  • Sue Arnold- IWC & Indigenous Effect of Going Outside
  • UNEP


  • Clipperton-Mario Aguilar
  • Lisbon Papers
  • Passamaquoddy Bay Article
  • Townsville Paper


  • Council on Ocean Law: Law of the Sea
  • Dividing Up the Ocean/Oxford
  • ILA - Law of the Sea
  • Indigenous Rights in the Ocean
  • U.S. Maritime Boundaries


  • Booklet
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS)
  • Eighteenth Annual Conference on the Law of the Sea
  • Law of the Sea Institute
  • Marine Mammals and Noise Book
  • NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Ocean Environment Transparencies
  • Plutonium Shipments
  • South China Sea Transparencies
  • Straits/Transit Passage- Overheads
  • U.S. Department of State


  • Black Sea
  • Consensus & Confirmation Book Reviews, etc
  • Consensus & Confrontation
  • Consensus & Confrontation Photos
  • Consensus & Controntation Book Reviews, Etc.
  • LOS Misc 1994
  • Panama Canal
  • Panama Canal Packet of Information
  • Seoul INHA Book


  • Baxter, Dawn (UHM, PT)
  • Canada, US and China Relations in Maritime Security
  • FSM Consulate Coordination Group
  • International Conference on Major Law and Policy Issues in the South China Sea
  • International conference on the South China Sea
  • Law of the Sea Institute
  • Safety, Security and Environmental Protection in Straits used in International Navigation
  • Testamentary Incorrectness
  • The East China Sea
  • The Ocean and the Nuclear Age
  • The Reception of International Law in Late Choson Korea
  • The Regime of the Exclusive Economic Zone


  • Law of the Sea Proceedings from 1969-1995


  • International Ocean Law-Spring 2006
  • Jeju Symposium's
  • SCS-Book Reviews
  • SCS-Book Reviews and Marketing
  • SCS-Map
  • South China Sea Regimes - Charts + Tables
  • The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation


  • Black Sea
  • International Conference on Dokdo
  • Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Ocean Studies
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Maritime Boundary Between Romania and Ukraine
  • Midwest Sustainable Development
  • Ocean Fertilization
  • Radioactive Waste
  • SAR Conference, Varna 2005
  • State of Chuuk, State of Kosrae, State of Pohnpei and State of Yap, Appellants., vs. Secretary of Department of Finance and Federated States of Micronesia
  • Whaling


  • Additional Conference Materials
  • Antarctic Articles
  • Con Law
  • FFS-Book Reviews
  • FFS-Contract-Island Press
  • FFS-Correspondence for Book
  • FFS-Publicity
  • Island Press: Marketing/Publicity
  • JVD Fall 2006
  • JVD Fall 2006
  • Passamaquoddy Bay (2010)
  • SCM 5


  • EWC / EEZ
  • Filipino Discrimination
  • Military Activities in TS + EEZ
  • Philippines-Maritime Boundaries 2006
  • Salmon
  • Salmon / Alaska
  • Whales
  • Whales - Sue Arnold Nov. 2005
  • Whales LFAS April 2005
  • Whaling


  • Continental Shelf & The Area 2011 Conference
  • Law of the Sea Institute Conference 2012




  • Aegean Sea
  • Afghanistan
  • Air Pollution from Global Shipping
  • Barbados v. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Brien Hallett
  • Chang Chung-Kil
  • Cheah Kong Wai
  • Chemical weapons
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Soceity
  • David P. Littell
  • Donald H. Rumsfield
  • Elliot Richardson
  • Fish Across Jurisdictions
  • Geopolitics of Energy Security
  • George K. Walker
  • Guano
  • Gulf War
  • Han-Yi Shaw
  • Hugh Wilkins
  • Humane Soceity International INC v. Kyoda Senpaku Kaisha
  • Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses Information
  • International Environmental Law
  • Iran
  • Judge Shigeru Oda
  • Kathleen Miller
  • Kingman Reef Atoll Investments, LLC v. the United States of America
  • Law of the Sea Convention and Marine Mining
  • Law of the Sea Convention and Marine Mining
  • Louis B. Sohn
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysian Strategic Research Centre
  • Marine Monuments
  • Maritime Insitute of Malaysia
  • Maritime Power
  • Mass Extinction of Marine Life
  • Miriam C. Balgos
  • Myres McDougal
  • Neil LeBlanc
  • New Delhi
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Nuclear Law
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Ocean Governance
  • Ocean Policy Summit
  • Ocean Regime-Building
  • Panama
  • Passamaquoddy Bay
  • Peter Milington
  • Piracy and Crimes at Sea
  • Ravi Vohra
  • Richard B. Myers
  • Saddam Hussein
  • Searches of Public School Students
  • South China Sea
  • South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organization
  • Straits of Malacca
  • Summer at Sea 2010
  • Suzilah Mahd Sihk
  • Tort Liability in Japan
  • U.S. Continental Shelf
  • Uninhabited Islands
  • Vietnam


  • "HR/Chair Program"
  • Aug 3-12 Trisakti Group
  • IOI Ocean Project
  • Ocean Policy Certificate
  • UH Housing Problems
  • UH Tuition Waivers
  • Veerappan/Madras
  • West+Central Pacific Fisheries Commission WCPFC


  • Atomic Weapons
  • International Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Marshall Islands
  • Ocean Governance

Jon Van Dyke Collection Finding Aid

Series 4: Ocean Law Introduction