Ronán Long is the Director of the Global Ocean Institute at the at the World Maritime University in Sweden.
He is the author/co-editor of 9 books and over 100 scholarly articles on oceans law and policy. He read for his PhD at the School of Law Trinity College Dublin has been a Senior Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the University of California Berkeley and a Visiting Scholar at the Center Oceans Law and Policy at the University of Virginia.
Prior to his academic career, he was a permanent staff member at the European Commission and undertook over 40 missions on behalf of the European Institutions to the Member States of the European Union, the United States of America, Canada, Central America as well as to African countries. During his previous career in the Irish Naval Service, he won an academic prize at Britannia Royal Naval College and held a number of appointments ashore and afloat, including membership of the Navy’s elite diving unit.
As a keen yachtsman, he has represented Ireland at the top competitive level in offshore racing. Ronan is passionate about the law of the sea, conservation and global sustainability, as well as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.