MPA-CIL Ocean Governance Research Programme

In April 2016, CIL received a three-year research grant from the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) supported by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) to establish the MPA-CIL Ocean Governance Research Programme. Research activities under the programme will focus on three areas: Arctic shipping governance, transit passage regimes under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and marine environmental governance. The research programme will be led by Associate Professor Robert Beckman and Captain Ashley Roach.

Policy and Law for Nuclear Safety and Security

CIL and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) under NUS have secured a research grant from Singapore's National Research Foundation entitled 'Policy and Law for Nuclear Safety and Security’ as part of the Singapore Government's Nuclear Policy Research Programme (NPRP Award No. NRF2014NPR-NPRP001-005). With funding of over two million Singapore Dollars, the three-year Nuclear Governance Project, which began on 4 January 2016, is staffed by a multidisciplinary academic team carrying out research in the governance of nuclear safety, security and civil liability for nuclear damage. The project's objectives are centred around research, networking and capacity building. Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Head of Ocean Law and Policy at CIL, is the co-principal investigator for the project, and Dr Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Principal Fellow at ESI, is the principal investigator. More information is available at the project's website: