Dr. Ekaterina Antsygina


Dr. Ekaterina Antsygina is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hamburg and a recipient of the Excellence Strategy Fellowship of the German Government. She holds a Ph.D. in law from Queen’s University, Canada (2021). Her Ph.D. research was devoted to the delimitation of the extended continental shelves in the Central Arctic Ocean. During her Ph.D. studies, Ekaterina conducted research at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and interned at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. In 2022, Dr. Antsygina co-organized the international workshop “Dynamics of the Constitution for the Oceans: UNCLOS at 40.” Dr. Antsygina is licensed to practice law in Russia and the State of New York.

Recently Published

The United States’ Extended Continental Shelf and its Obligations under Article 82 of UNCLOS

Introduction In December 2023, the United States (US) Department of State released an Executive Summary with information about the outer limits of its extended continental shelf (ECS). Recently, both Russia and China reacted to this development. Their reactions rejected the notion that the US could claim an ECS without acceding to…

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Extended Continental Shelf of the United States: A Landmark Announcement and Its Implications

In December 2023, The U.S. Department of State has released information about the outer limits of its extended continental shelf (ECS). The delineation of the ECS outer limits represents the largest offshore mapping effort ever undertaken by the United States, requiring two decades of extensive collection of marine geophysical data. The outcome of this project is the delineation…

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