Aline Jaeckel

Dr. Aline Jaeckel

Research Associate

Aline Jaeckel is a Research Associate in the project "Environmental Standards for Deep Seabed Mining", funded by the German Environment Agency. The project seeks to contribute to a robust monitoring programme to minimise the environmental impacts of mining minerals on the ocean floor. Aline previously worked at IASS on the project of "Ecological Safeguards for Deep Seabed Mining" (2015-2017).

Aline has a background in academia, having researched and taught in the areas of public international law, international environmental law, and law of the sea at Australian universities. Her research has a particular focus on the emerging regulation and management of deep seabed mineral mining, which is also the topic of her 2017 monograph. She is the recipient of a number of competitive grants, including the prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). She serves on the editorial board of Marine Policy and the Advisory Board of the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative. Aline holds a PhD from UNSW Australia, an LLM from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an LLB from UWE Bristol in the UK.

  • 2020 - present: Research Associate, IASS Potsdam
  • 2019 - present: Lecturer in law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016 - 2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • 2015 - 2016: Research Associate, IASS Potsdam
  • 2012 - 2015: PhD candidate in law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • International environmental law
  • Natural resource policy
  • Marine policy & governance
  • Deep seabed mining
  • Precautionary principle in environmental governance

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • A Jaeckel, 'Benefitting from the Common Heritage of Humankind: From Expectation to Reality', 35 International Journal of Marine and Coastal law 660-681 (2020) (open access)
  • A Jaeckel, Strategic environmental planning for deep seabed mining in the area, 114 Marine Policy 103423 (2020) (open access)
  • A Jaeckel, 'Deep Seabed Mining ', in Øystein Jensen, The Development of the Law of the Sea by the International Judiciary 168-189 (Edward Elgar, 2020) ISBN 9781839104251
  • A Jaeckel, K Gjerde, D Currie, 'The Legal Framework for Resource Management in the Deep Sea' in M Baker, E Ramirez-Llodra, P Tyler, Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Sea 53-69 (Oxford University Press, 2020) ISBN 9780198841661
  • E Hamman, A Jaeckel, Calvy Aonima 'Mining in the Pacific: Principles and Practices for Environmental Regulation' in M Wewerinke-Singh and E Hamman, Environmental Law and Governance in the Pacific (Routledge, 2020) ISBN 9780367203245
  • CL Van Dover, S Arnaud-Haond, M Gianni, S Helmreich, JA Huber, AL Jaeckel, A Metaxas, LH Pendleton, S Petersen, E Ramirez-Llodra, PE Steinberg, V Tunnicliffe, H Yamamoto, 'Scientific Rationale and International Obligations for Protection of Active Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems from Deep-Sea Mining' 90 Marine Policy 20-28 (2018) (open access)
  • HJ Niner, JA Ardron, E Escobar, M Gianni, KM Gjerde, A Jaeckel, DOB Jones, LA Levin, CR Smith, T Thiele, PJ Turner, CL Van Dover, L Watling (2018) 'Deep-sea mining with no net loss of biodiversity - an impossible aim' 5 Frontiers in Marine Science 1-12 (2018) (open access)
  • J Durden, LE Lallier, K Murphy, A Jaeckel, K Gjerde, D Jones, 'Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Deep-sea Mining in 'the Area'' 87 Marine Policy 194-202 (2018) (open access)
  • P Singh and A Jaeckel, 'Future Prospects of Marine Environmental Governance', in M Salomon and T Markus (eds), Handbook on Marine Environment Protection 621-633 (Springer, 2018) ISBN 9783319601564
  • AL Jaeckel, The International Seabed Authority and the Precautionary Principle - Balancing Deep Seabed Mineral Mining and Marine Environmental Protection (Brill, 2017) ISBN 9789004332270; pp. 1-362
  • J Durden, K Murphy, A Jaeckel, C Van Dover, S Christiansen, K Gjerde, A Ortega, D Jones, 'A procedural framework for robust environmental management of deep-sea mining projects using a conceptual model' 84 Marine Policy 193-201 (2017) (open access)
  • CL Van Dover, JA Ardron, E Escobar, M Gianni, KM Gjerde, A Jaeckel, DOB Jones, LA Levin, HJ Niner, L Pendleton, CR Smith, T Thiele, PJ Turner, L Watling, PPE Weaver, 'Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining' 10 Nature Geoscience Correspondence 464-465 (2017)
  • A Jaeckel, KM Gjerde, JA Ardron, 'Conserving the common heritage of humankind - Options for the deep-seabed mining regime' 78 Marine Policy 150-157 (2017)
  • A Jaeckel and T Stephens, 'Sustainable Development Principles in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea', in M-C Cordonier Segger with H.E. Judge C.G. Weeramantry (eds), Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals 1992-2012 339-354 (Routledge, 2017) ISBN 9781138780057
  • A Jaeckel and R Rayfuse, 'Conceptions of Risk in an Institutional Context: Deep Seabed Mining and the International Seabed Authority', in M Ambrus, R Rayfuse, and W Werner (eds), Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law 161-176 (Oxford University Press, 2017) ISBN 9780198795896
  • A Jaeckel, 'Article 166 - The Secretariat', in A Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary 1170-1174 (C.H, Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017) ISBN 9781849461924
  • A Jaeckel, 'Article 167 - The Staff of the Authority', in A Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary 1174-1180 (C.H, Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017) ISBN 9781849461924
  • A Jaeckel, 'Article 168 - International Character of the Secretariat', in A Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary 1181-1187 (C.H, Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017) ISBN 9781849461924
  • A Jaeckel, 'Article 169 - Consultation and cooperation with international and non-governmental organizations', in A Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary 1188-1193 (C.H, Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017) ISBN 9781849461924
  • A Jaeckel, JA Ardron, KM Gjerde, 'Sharing benefits of the common heritage of mankind - is the deep seabed mining regime ready?' 70 Marine Policy 198-204 (2016)
  • A Jaeckel, 'Deep Seabed Mining and Adaptive Management: The Procedural Challenges for the International Seabed Authority' 70 Marine Policy 205-211 (2016)
  • A Jaeckel, 'An Environmental Management Strategy for the International Seabed Authority? - The Legal Basis' 30(1) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 93-119 (2015) (open access)
  • A Jaeckel, 'Intellectual Property Rights and the Conservation of Plant Biodiversity as a Common Concern of Humankind' 2(1) Transnational Environmental Law 167-189 (2013)