Henrik Ringbom

Professor II
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Visiting address Domus Media West wing Karl Johans gate 47
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic Interests

Law of the sea, EU maritime law, public international law, environmental law, maritime safety, shipowner’s liability


MARL 5110 Maritime safety module of the LL.M. programme in Maritime law.

Higher education and employment history

M.Sc., M. Phil. At Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University, 1995, 1996
LL.M., London School of Economics, 1997
Administrator, European Commission, Brussels 1997-2003
Research Fellow, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law 2003-2007 (PhD in 2007)
Head of Unit, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Lisbon, 2007-2012
Professor II at Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law 2012-


  • Adjunct Professor (Docent) in Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, Åbo Akademi, 2011
  • President of the Finnish Maritime Law Association, 2012-
Tags: Law of the sea, Maritime Law, International Law, Environmental law, Nordic, Europe


  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2017). Enforcement of the sulphur in fuel requirements: the same, only different. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  482, s 45- 110
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2016). Besättningslösa fartyg - juridiska utmaningar, I: Staffan Skult (red.),  Festskrift Ämnesföreningen Stadga r.f. 1996-2016.  Edita Publishing Oy.  ISBN 978-951-37-7026-6.  Kapitel 5.  s 65 - 75
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2016). The European Union and international maritime Law - lessons for the Asia-Pasific region?. Australian and New Zealand maritime law journal.  ISSN 1834-0881.  30(1), s 67- 77
  • Ryngaert, Cedric & Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2016). Introduction: Port State Jurisdiction: Challenges and Potential. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.  ISSN 0927-3522.  31(3), s 379- 394 . doi: 10.1163/15718085-12341405
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2015). Introduction, In Henrik Mikael Ringbom (ed.),  Jurisdiction over ships. Post-UNCLOS Developments in the Law of the sea.  Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 978-90-04-30349-2.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 15
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2015). National employment conditions and foreign ships - international law considerations. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  456, s 109- 151
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (2015). Vessel-Source pollution, In Rosemary Rayfuse (ed.),  Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781781004760.  Chapter.  s 105 - 131
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2014). Regulating the Baltic sea. Baltic Rim Economies.  ISSN 1795-5076.  (4), s 36- 37
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2013). Elefanten i glashuset? Om EU´s roll i regleringen av sjöfart. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  (417), s 33- 64
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2012). Maritime liability and compensation in EU law, In Baris Soyer (ed.),  Pollution at sea. Law and liability.  Informa Law.  ISBN 978-1-84214-541-8.  kapittel.  s 155 - 171
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2011). An EU emission trading scheme for shipping? International law challenges, In Henrik Rak & Peter Wetterstein (ed.),  Environmental liabilities in ports and coastal areas. Focus on public authorities and other actors. Papers from a seminar 11-14 August 2010 Korpoström, Finland.  Åbo Akademi University.  Kapittel.  s 49 - 78
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2011). Global problem - regional solution? International law reflections on an EU CO2 emissions trading scheme for ships. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.  ISSN 0927-3522.  26, s 613- 641
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2011). Regulatory layers in shipping, In Davor Vidas & Peter Johan Schei (ed.),  The World Ocean in Globalisation.  Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 9789004191754.  Kapittel.  s 345 - 370
  • Ringbom, Henrik & Nesterowicz, Malgorzata (2011). Place of refuge and environmental liability and compensation in the EU - an update, In Henrik Rak & Peter Wetterstein (ed.),  Environmental liabilities in ports and coastal areas. Focus on public authorities and other actors. Papers from a seminar 11-14 August 2010 Korpoström, Finland.  Åbo Akademi University.  Kapittel.  s 79 - 101
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2009). The changing roles of flag, port and coastal states under international law, In Johan Schelin (ed.),  General trends in maritime and transport law 1929-2009.  Axel Axelsons Inatitute of Maritime and other.  ISBN 978-91-7223-372-0.  Kapittel.  s 85 - 107
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2008). EUs og EMSAs påverkning av norsk sjøsikkerhetsregulering. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  (371), s 21- 39
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2008). Wrecks in international law, In Henrik Rak & Peter Wetterstein (ed.),  Shipwrecks in international and national law. Focus on wreck removal and pollution prevention.  Institute of Maritime and commercial law, Åbo Akademi.  Kapittel.  s 9 - 33
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2007). The EU´s exercise of port and coastal state jurisdiction. Annuaire de droit maritime et océanique.  ISSN 1259-4962.  25, s 209- 224
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2006). The EU´s exercise of port and coastal state jurisdiction. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  346, s 203- 227
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2005). EU competence on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgment. An EU law perspective: the legal and practicalimplecations for the maritime liability conventions. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  330, s 159- 190
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2004). EU regulation 44/2001 and its implications for the international maritime liability conventions. Journal of International Maritime Law.  ISSN 1478-8586.  (1), s 1- 33
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2001). The Erica accident and its effects on EU maritime regulation, In Myron H. Nordquist & John Norton Moore (ed.),  Current marine environmental issues and the International Tribunal for the law of the sea.  Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 90-411-1715-6.  Kapittel.  s 265 - 290
  • Ringbom, Henrik (1999). Preventing pollution from ships - reflections on the "Adequacy" of existing rules. Review of European Community & International Environmental Law.  ISSN 0962-8797.  (21)
  • Ringbom, Henrik (1997). Regional rules on ship safety and environemntal protection - some public international law reflections, In Hans Jacob Bull & Helge Stemshaug (ed.),  EC shipping policy. The 17th nordic maritime law conference, 2-4 September 1996.  Juridisk forlag.  ISBN 82-7513-052-2.  Kapittel.  s 275 - 298
  • Ringbom, Henrik (1996). Environmental protection and shipping - prescriptive coastal state jurisdiction in the 1990s. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  (224)

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  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael; Koivurova, Timo & Kleemola-Juntunen, Pirjo (2016). Merioikeus ja Itämeri. Tietosanoma Oy.  ISBN 978-951-885-396-4.  240 s.
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael (ed.) (2015). Jurisdiction over ships. Post-UNCLOS Developments in the Law of the sea. Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 978-90-04-30349-2.  454 s.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2008). The EU maritime safety policy and international law. Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 978-90-04-16896-1.  599 s.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (ed.) (1997). Competing norms in the law of marine enviromental protection - focus on ship safety and pollutiona prevention. Kluwer Law International.  ISBN 90-411-0699-5.  268 s.

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  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael & Henriksen, Tore (2017). Governance Challenges, Gaps and Management Opportunities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction..
  • Ringbom, Henrik Mikael; Collin, Felix & Viljanen, Mika (2016). Legal implications of Remote and autonomous shipping, In Markus Laurinen (ed.),  Remote and autonomous ships. The NeXT steps.  Rolls-Royce.  Kapittel.  s 35 - 55
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2007). Public international law aspects on wrecks.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2007). The EU maritime safety policy and international law.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2006). EU´s execise of port and coastal state jurisdiction.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2006). EU´s maritime safety legislation and international law.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2006). Erika III paketet - bakgrund, framtid och kommentarer.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2006). Kan dom göra presis vad som helst? Om EU, IMO och folkrätten.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2005). Nytt från EU - med särskild hänsyn till sjösäkerhets- och miljöansvarsnormer.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2005). Quality shipping: Trends and developments on the development of European maritime safety legislation and related information resources.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2005). Suojapaikat - oikeudellisiä näkökohtia (nödhamnar).
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2004). Compensation and Liability.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2004). EU-kompetansespørsmål og virkningene for det internasjonale sjørettsarbeide.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2004). EUs sjösäkerhets och miljövårdslagstiftning: Finns det folkrättsliga begränsningar?.
  • Ringbom, Henrik (2004). Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of maritime judgments: the dimension of EU external relations law.

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Published Oct. 15, 2012 11:11 AM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2016 3:38 PM