Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück, LL.M. is professor of public law with a focus on public international law including the law of the sea at Kiel University and co-director of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law since 2011. She is co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellency “Future Ocean” and adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Previous academic positions include one as adjunct professor at the K.G. Jebsen Centre on the Law of the Sea at the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø) from 2013 until the end of 2018, one as senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and one as a research fellow at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. She studied law in Trier and Lausanne before she continued her studies at Heidelberg University Law School where she also completed her doctorate in 2003. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in “Environmental Law and Management”. Her main areas of research and publications include the law of the sea and international environmental law. As far as the law of the sea is concerned she publishes regularly on the sustainable use of marine resources, the protection of the marine environment, e.g. marine protected areas and ship emissions, as well as on rights over maritime zones.