Call for Papers: The Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers: The Canadian North and the Indo-Pacific

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The Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers: The Canadian North and the Indo-Pacific An Interdisciplinary Workshop will be held April 27-28, 2017 at York University.  Science for Peace is currently seeking abstract submissions (Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2017)

Context: Ocean frontier politics is part of the earthly politics of using science, technology and international law to construct maritime boundaries. This techno-politics includes ways and means of asserting a nation’s freedom of navigation, and making national claims of exploratory rights in the global commons. Such politics also involves marine and maritime infrastructural development, and is furthermore interrelated systematically to the science and technology of how space above and below the waterways are constructed, i.e. how national airspace is understood, bordered, and governed above maritime boundaries; how national land areas below the water is understood; and how the seabed resources below waterways are envisioned and exploited as national economic resources.

See the complete description and submission instructions here: CfP-Ocean Frontiers Workshop-April 2017.

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