The Ocean Yearbook

The International Ocean Institute's major publication is the Ocean Yearbook, published by Brill Nijhoff Publishers in cooperation with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law.

Ocean Yearbook was founded by the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese and is currently edited by Aldo Chircop, Scott Coffen-Smout and Moira L McConnell. The editorial offices of Ocean Yearbook are in the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Thirty-three volumes have been published, with the University of Chicago Press publishing volumes 1-19.

The objectives of the Ocean Yearbook include encouraging emerging young scholars and fostering contributions from developing countries.

Ocean Yearbook Online

The Ocean Yearbook is published by Brill Nijhoff Publishers and requires a subscription for access.

Ocean Yearbook Limited Open Access

We are pleased to announce that the Ocean Yearbook is part of a new Research4Life program launched in March 2018, providing online access to academic legal content in developing economy countries. Researchers, librarians, policy-makers, judges and legal experts from more than 115 low- and middle-income countries will receive free or low-cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content through their institutions. Access is provided by a new program, Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI), a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Research4Life partnership.

  1. Additional details are available online:
  2. Eligibility access to Research4Life:
  3. How to Register:

Ocean Yearbook Editorial Office

Scott Coffen-Smout, co-Editor Ocean Yearbook
Schulich School of Law
Marine & Environmental Law Institute
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4R2

Tel: +1 902 494-1988
Fax: +1 902 494-1316