Exploring the Depths of Marine Scientific Research: A Legal Analysis

  • Aditya Bhushan
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  • Aditya Bhushan

    LL.M. Student at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

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The term “marine scientific research” refers to a broad range of scientific disciplines concerned with the research and understanding of oceans, marine flora and fauna, and physical interfaces with the solid earth and the atmosphere, such as “biology, biotechnology, geology, chemistry, physics, geophysics, hydrography, physical oceanography, and ocean drilling and coring.” The primary objective of this type of exploration is “to observe, explain, and eventually understand sufficiently well how to predict and explain changes in the natural (marine) world.” Thus, marine scientific research aids in the pragmatic application of the marine resources, the protection of the marine ecosystem, safer routing, and military applications of the water, as well as a better overall understanding of the planet. Marine scientific research, for example, is important in determining the position of oilfields, paving the way for the use of maritime oil resources. Furthermore, marine scientific research is critical for the preservation and safeguarding of the underwater ecosystem since it aids in the understanding of local marine ecosystems as well as the substances and circumstances that may affect or damage them. This paper will be focusing over the legal analysis of the regulatory structure present to govern the Marine Scientific Research.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 31 - 46

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111641

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