Aldo Chircop is a CIGI senior fellow with the International Law Research Program and professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. His research interests are in the fields of Canadian and international maritime law and international law of the sea. He is currently working on the regulation of Arctic shipping, greenhouse gas emissions from ships, autonomous shipping, sensitive sea areas in particular, jurisdiction over ships and maritime regulation theory.
Aldo is chair of the International Working Group on Polar Shipping at the Comité Maritime International, a research fellow at the Ocean Frontier Institute and a member of the Nova Scotia Bar. He has received several academic and professional awards.
Aldo has made numerous contributions to publications, including co-editing Canadian Maritime Law, 2nd edition (Irwin Law, 2016); Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006); The Future of Ocean Regime-Building (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009); and The International Regulation of Shipping: International and Comparative Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012). Aldo has been co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook since 1998.
He holds a J.S.D. from Dalhousie.