Sunil Murlidhar Shastri

Sunil Murlidhar Shastri

  • University of Hull

Sunil Murlidhar Shastri is a Lecturer in Marine Policy at the University of Hull where he is a Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor. He is on the University’s Senate and Court. He has previously conducted research in marine policy at the London School of Economics, worked as ocean engineer with Mecon (India) Limited, taught mining at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and researched in blasting physics for IEL Limited. He has attended, at various times, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, International Ocean Institute Malta, University of Malta, Aachen Technical University rmany and Dalhousie University Canada, London School of Economics and Political Science UK and HIID at Harvard University USA, all through prestigious scholarships and awards.

Sunil has been trained in Mining Engineering, Ocean Resource Management, Sea-Use Law Economics & Policy-Making and Environmental Economics & Policy Analysis. His preoccupation and passion for Pacem in Maribus emanates from his two-decade association with Elisabeth Mann Borgese and, since her death in 2002, he has made it his mission to promote what he calls the ‘Seven Pillars of Ocean Governance’ through his numerous public speaking engagements. He lectures widely at universities and speaks frequently at conferences both in the UK and abroad.

Sunil is on the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Coastal and Marine Issues, on the International Law Association’s International Committee on International Law on Sustainable Development, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea’s Working Group on Integrated Coastal Zone agement, Oslo and Paris Commission’s Intersessional Correspondence Group on Deep Sea Marine Protected Areas and Society of Underwater Technology’s Committee on Ocean Resources, among others.

Sunil, a committed Rotarian, was born in 1955 in Pune India and lives in Scarborough UK with his wife Smita and they have one son Sumedh.

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