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.