David VanderZwaag is Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He teaches in the areas of international environmental law and law of the sea. He is the past Co-director of Dalhousie's interdisciplinary Marine Affairs Program (1986-1991) and the past Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Dr. VanderZwaag is currently a member of the IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and co-chairs CEL’s Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts & Coral Reefs. David has authored over 100 papers in the marine and environmental law field.