Prof. dr. Frank Maes

Prof. dr. Frank Maes studied Diplomatic Sciences (Ghent University, 1984), Shipping Law (UFSIA, 1986) and obtained a Ph.D. in Law (Ghent University, 1996). He is Professor of Public International Law in the Faculty of Law at Ghent University and has been guest lecturer at several foreign universities.

His main field of research is international environmental law, protection of ocean and seas, law of the sea and freshwater law.

He is head of the Department European, Public and International Law, director of the Maritime Institute (Ghent University), promoter of various projects and PhD’s, author of several publications and research reports.