Troubled waters ocean science and governance edited by Geoff Holland and David PughMaterial type: TextPublication details: New York, NY Cambridge University Press 2010Description: xiv, 316 p. col. ill. 26 cmISBN: 9780521765817 (hardback)Subject(s): Marine sciences -- Government policy | Marine ecology -- Government policy | Marine pollution -- Prevention -- International cooperationDDC classification: 551.46 LOC classification: GC28
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Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Foreword HSH Prince Albert of Monaco; List of acronyms; Part I. Introduction Geoff Holland and David Pugh; Part II. The Global Context: 1. For the ocean Patricio Bernal; 2. The UN, science and ocean governance Alan Simcock; 3. UNCLOS and ocean science Elie Jarmache; 4. Fifty years of developing national marine skills Ehrlich Desa and Joannes Berque; 5. The early years of the IOC Desmond Scott and Geoff Holland; Part III. Oceans and Science: 6. Ocean science, an overview Gunnar Kullenberg; 7. Ocean climate programmes Allyn Clarke; 8. The international bathymetric chart Ron Macnab and Dmitri Travin; 9. Living marine resources Henrik Enevoldsen; 10. Non-governmental organizations Elizabeth Gross; Part IV. Observations and Data: 11. Ocean observations Peter Dexter and Colin Summerhayes; 12. Oceanographic data: from paper to pixels Iouri Oliounine and Peter Pissierssens; Part V. Applications: 13. Coastal zone management Laurence Mee; 14. Hazards and warnings David Pugh; 15. Caribbean co-operation Guillermo Garcia Montero; 16. Oceans, science and governments in Africa Justin Ahanhanzo and Geoff Brundrit; Part VI. Intergovernmental Agencies and Science: 17. The Food and Agriculture Organisation Ray Griffiths; 18. The International Hydrographic Organisation Hugo Gorziglia; 19. The International Maritime Organisation Andrea Garcia; 20. The United Nations Environment Programme Salif Diop and Jacqueline Alder; 21. The World Meteorological Organisation Peter Dexter and Yves Treglos; Part VII. The Future: 22. The future of oceans, science and governance Neville Smith; 23. Afterword Geoff Holland and David Pugh; Index.
"Bringing together 30 international experts, this volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, the UN organization responsible for fostering intergovernmental cooperation on global ocean issues. It looks at how governments use science to establish ocean policies, with chapters ranging from the history of ocean management to current advances in marine science, observation and management applications, and the international agencies that co-ordinate this work. With a focus on key topical issues such as marine pollution, exploitation, and hazards, Troubled Waters reflects on past successes and failures in ocean management and emphasises the need for knowledge and effective government action to ensure a sustainable future for this precious resource. Illustrated with dramatic, full-colour images, it is essential reading for researchers, students, policy makers and managers of the marine environment, and also provides an attractive and accessible overview for anyone concerned about the future stewardship of our oceans"--
"Life on earth originated in the margins of the primordial ocean and for millions of years evolved in this aquatic milieu. To be certain, the ocean is a thin layer of fluid that plays an essential role in making the planet livable: on average the radius of the planet is 6371 kilometers,"--