The Institute has a large number of contacts with other maritime research institutions (i.e. with the Institutes of Maritime Law of the Universities of Oslo, Southampton, Utrecht and Malta).
Prof. Dr. Lagoni was the former German representative at the Committee on Coastal State Jurisdiction Relating to Marine Pollution of the International Law Association.
Prof. Dr. Paschke actively promotes cooperation with international institutions in maritime law with universities such as the University of Prague, Moscow, Sofia, Stellenbosch/RSA and St. Petersburg.
Legal Advisory Activities
Prof. Dr. Herber was the chairman of the Commissions of the German Ministry of Justice for the Reform of German Transport Law (completed in 1998) and German Maritime Law (completed in 2013). He is still the editor-in-chief of the German law journals "Transportrecht" and "Internationales Handelsrecht".
Prof. Dr. Lagoni was the chairman of the Committee of Ports Law (est. in 1995), which convenes semi-annually, with the cooperation of practitioners, in order to address recent questions regarding Port law.
Apart from many other publication activities, Prof. Dr. Paschke is the co-editor of the German Law journal "Recht der Transportwirtschaft".
In 2013, Prof. Dr. Jessen completed an extensive advisory opinion on the "Legal Relationship of Classification Societies with the German Flag State" for the German Ministry of Transport.
Generally, the permanent academic members are constantly concerned with specific inquiries, opinions and requests for information regarding maritime law from both German and foreign entities and stakeholders.
Scientific Continuing Education
Apart from regular local lectures on Maritime Law at the University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Paschke ; Prof. Dr. Jessen) and on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) (Prof. Dr. Jessen), including national aspects of public maritime law (Prof. Dr. Ehlers, former president of the Federal Agency for Navigation and Hydrography), the Institute promotes academic education within the scope of doctoral theses on all aspects of Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea and a general one-year LL.M. program for foreign graduate students.