Philip Steinberg

Philip Steinberg

Philip Steinberg has been researching the relationship between politics, science, and culture in the ocean since the mid-1990s. His publications include The Social Construction of the Ocean (2001), Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North (co-authored with Jeremy Tasch and Hannes Gerhardt, 2014), and Territory Beyond Terra (co-edited with Kimberley Peters and Elaine Stratford, 2018), as well as articles on marine governance topics in journals including Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Marine Policy, Ocean Development and International Law, Political Geography, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. He presently directs IBRU: Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research, where much of his work concerns educating and publicising on issues of maritime boundary delimitation, and the Leverhulme Trust-funded Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC), an interdisciplinary PhD training initiative. From 2016 through 2019 he served as editor-in-chief of Political Geography and from 2015 through 2019 he directed the Leverhulme Trust-funded Project on Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (the ICE LAW Project). He also serves as co-director of the Seabed working group in the European Commission-funded COST Network on Ocean Governance.

How PNG lost US$120 million and the future of deep-sea mining

29th April 2020

Deep Sea Mining might not be happening in PNG, but what about elsewhere?

New species from the abyssal ocean hint at incredible deep sea diversity

27th April 2020

A Natural History Museum piece highlighting unique deep-sea biodiversity.

Deep Sea Mining at the threshold: The politics of the seabed?

24th April 2020

A blog reflecting on the politics of the deep seabed, especially in Papua New Guinea.