Anna-Maria Hubert

Anna-Maria Hubert



Assistant Professor

Faculty of Law

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.8762


Office: MFH3344

Preferred method of communication



Educational Background

LLB University of Calgary, 2005

BSc Physiology, University of Calgary, 2000


Anna-Maria joined the Faculty of Law in 2015. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford.

In addition, she is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Bremen, Faculty of Law, where she was awarded a research associate position through the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) and MARUM Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences from 2010 to 2013. Her doctoral research examines progressive developments in the regime for marine scientific research under the law of the sea, primarily with a view to understanding its legal and practical implications for advancing the protection and preservation of the marine environment.

From 2013 to 2015, Anna-Maria worked at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.

Research Activities


Anna-Maria’s research interests generally lie in the field of public international law, focusing on the law of the sea, international environmental law, and international law and policy relating to science and emerging technologies. 

Anna-Maria is the Principal Investigator for the Geoengineering Research Governance Project (GRGP), a joint initiative of the University of Calgary, IASS-Potsdam and the University of Oxford. It seeks to enhance understanding about the complex issues posed by proposed geoengineering techniques, and to analyse the changes required in governance and legal frameworks necessary to enable effective oversight in this space in line with accepted principles.

During her tenure at the IASS, Anna-Maria worked in an interdisciplinary research group studying the implications geoengineering interventions in the global environment, mainly for the purpose of counteracting climate change. In connection with her research examining the regulation and governance of this array of technological proposals, she has acted as a consultant and provided information and advice to governments, treaty bodies and intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, and scientific institutions on this topic. Since 2013, she has served as advisor to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and delegate at the meetings of the 1972 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter and its 1996 Protocol (known as the London Convention and Protocol).

Anna-Maria has received diplomas from the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in 2010, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Summer Academy in 2012.


Areas of Research

Public international law, Law of the sea, International environmental law, International law and policy relating to science and emerging technologies, International Human Rights Law

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
LAW 406 LEC 03 03 Torts 2021
LAW 406 LEC 03 03 Torts 2021
LAW 627 LEC 01 01 International Environment Law 2021
LAW 65354 LAB 09 B09 Directed Research 2021
LAW 65362 LAB 08 B08 Directed Research 2020


  • "The Regulation of Scientific Research involving Geoengineering". Anna-Maria Hubert. Climate Engineering Conference 2014. (2014)
  • "The Freedom of Scientific Research in International Human Rights Law". Anna-Maria Hubert. Climate Engineering Conference 2014. (2014)
  • "Traversing the Oceans-Climate Change Divide in International Law and Politics". Anna-Maria Hubert. European Maritime Week. (2014)
  • "Climate-Related Geoengineering". Anna-Maria Hubert and Stefan Schäfer. European Expert Meeting in Preparation of CBD SBSTTA-18. (2014)
  • "The Functional Relationship between Substance and Process: Situating Process Mechanisms for Governing Climate Engineering with the Wider Normative International Legal Landscape". Anna-Maria Hubert. Workshop on Understanding Process Mechanisms for the Regulation of SRM Field Experiments. (2014)
  • "Marine Geoengineering: the Law of the Sea and Beyond". Anna-Maria Hubert. Canadian-Japanese Exchange on the Law of the Sea funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. (2018)
  • "International Law and the Governance of Geoengineering Research and Innovation as a Global Public Good". Anna-Maria Hubert. European Society of International Law Annual Conference; Agora 2: Global Public Goods: Regulatory and Governance Challenges, Naples, Italy. (2017)
  • "Marine Geoengineering and the Law of the Sea". Anna-Maria Hubert. 2018 JVD-KIOST Regional Conference on Ocean Policy for the East Asia and the Pacific Islands, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. (2018)
  • "Marine Scientific Research and the Law of the Sea" panel on "Compromise, Cooperation, and the Implementation/Development of Oceans Law in the 21st Century". Anna-Maria Hubert. Canadian Council on International Law – 46th Annual Conference "Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law", Ottawa, Canada. (2017)
  • "Governance of Solar Geoengineering Research" panel on "Solar Geoengineering and Carbon Dioxide Removal: Unconventional Climate Policy Approaches or Moral Hazard?". Anna-Maria Hubert. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, Germany. (2017)
  • Campfire Sessions on a Code of Conduct for Geoengineering Research. Anna-Maria Hubert. Climate Engineering Conference 2017, Berlin, Germany. (2017)
  • "A code of conduct for geoengineering research" for interdisciplinary panel “Tackling climate change by other means: opening up geoengineering governance". 4S/EASST, Barcelona, Spain. (2016)
  • "A European Perspective on Climate Engineering Risks and Opportunities". Anna-Maria Hubert. Bellagio Workshop on International Governance of Climate Engineering, The Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy. (2015)
  • "Can we have our cake and eat it too? Legal mechanisms for avoiding regulatory lock-in under international law". Anna-Maria Hubert. ‘Geoengineering, path-dependence and lock-in’, University College London, Faculty of Laws, London, U.K.. (2013)
  • "State responsibility and reparations for climate engineering under international law". All Souls College, Faculty of Law; Oxford University and Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin School, U.K.. Anna-Maria Hubert. (2013)
  • "The International Regulation of Ocean Fertilisation" panel on "on ‘Governing Geoengineering through Environmental Assessment". Anna-Maria Hubert. International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), Calgary, Canada. (2013)
  • "Environmental Law and Marine Research Technology". Anna-Maria Hubert and Gerd Winter. IEEE Oceans ’09, Bremen, Germany. (2009)
  • "A Code of Conduct for Geoengineering Research". Anna-Maria Hubert. U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (USNAS), Workshop on Ocean-based CDR Opportunities and Challenges. (2021)