About the Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy (CSOP)

The Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy (CSOP) was initially established by the Rector Decree no. 0811/SK/R/UI/2014 as the Research Cluster for Sustainable Ocean Policy.  The establishment  of  the research cluster is aimed to conduct researches on issues related to the sustainable management of the ocean and marine environment. Since it was established in 2014, CSOP has reviewed the Implementation of Indonesia’s Obligation on Straits Used for International Shipping and Indonesia’s Small Scale Fisheries Policy. CSOP has also conducted legal training on the law of the sea and international law for the Indonesian Navy and Indonesia Maritime Security Board. This center, therefore, has undertaken its duty in providing advocacy and consultancy to the government and stakeholders on various aspects pertaining to the sustainable uses of the sea.

In accordance with its scope of research work, CSOP has conducted research on “cross-cutting issues” with a focus on international law, international relations, environmental, and policy dimensions. Cross-cutting issues that have been addressed in CSOP research works are fisheries policy, labour rights in Indonesia fisheries industry, smuggling of goods and people and trafficking by sea, shipping, mineral resources at sea, immigration and customs, search and rescue at sea, salvage, criminal offenses at sea, biodiversity, and marine research. In carrying out such research, CSOP gathered scholars from various academic disciplines. CSOP is committed to developing multidisciplinary sub-projects that are closely tied to national strategic issues, including: Shipping and Safety Policy at Sea; Marine Environment Protection Policy; Humanitarian Policy at Sea; Policy on Utilization of Marine Resources; Law Enforcement Policies at Sea; Marine Biodiversity Policy; and Maritime Research Policy.


Research skills and knowledge in the field of law of the sea, ideally in reference to Indonesia and Southeast Asian countries.

Intern Duties (Example)

Assisting with on-going research projects;

Training staff; and

Other activities.

Work Hours


Dress Code

Casual, but no sandals


Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia,

Kampus UI Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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