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Aron Westholm

Doctoral Student

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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Aron Westholm

Aron Westholm is a PhD candidate in Public Law, with a focus on Ocean Governance Law. His research primarily concerns the relation between administrative systems and the natural environment. Since attaining his LL.M. in 2013, he has worked as a legal practitioner in both the public and private sector, mostly within the field of environmental law.

Since February 2016 he is working full time with his PhD project “Planning in the Marine Domain: A study of Management Perspectives in Marine Spatial Planning” (working title) at the University of Gothenburg.

Main supervisor is Professor David Langlet.

Aron is one of the hosts of the Ocean Governance Podcast

His teaching includes lectures on Environmental Law and Planning and Building Law.

Research areas

  • Public Law, Ocean Governance Law

Teaching areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Planning and Building Law,
  • Municipal Law

Selected publications

Appropriate scale and level in marine spatial planning – Management perspectives in the Baltic Sea
Westholm, Aron
Marine Policy, 98, s. 264-270, 2018

Delimiting Marine Areas: Ecosystem Approach(es?) in EU Marine Management
Westholm, Aron
The Ecosystem Approach in Ocean Planning and Governance - Perspectives from Europe and Beyond, Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, s. 117-139, 2018

Synthesis Report on the Ecosystem Approach to Maritime Spatial Planning
Langlet, David, Westholm, Aron