Dr. Aldo Chircop is a full professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy (Tier I), based at the Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He has researched and published extensively on Canadian and international maritime law, in particular with respect to polar shipping. He is the lead author of Canadian Maritime Law 2nd ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2016), the leading reference work on this topic in the country. Dr. Chircop will be providing advisory support to FOCI researchers with respect to issues concerning maritime law and regulation. Dr. Chircop is co-investigator in Work Package 1: “Improving safety and environmental footprints of marine vehicles by design and operation”.