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Title Troubled waters : ocean science and governance / edited by Geoff Holland and David Pugh
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  551.46 T7569 2010    AVAILABLE  -  30500101386319
Descript xiv, 316 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "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"-- Provided by publisher
"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, "-- Provided by publisher
For the ocean / Patricio A. Bernal -- The United Nations, oceans governance and science / Alan Simcock -- Marine scientific research and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea / Elie Jarmache -- Fifty years of developing national marine skills / Joannès Berque and Ehrlich Desa -- The early days and evolution of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission / Desmond P.D. Scott and Geoffrey L. Holland -- Ocean science : an overview / Gunnar Kullenberg -- The development of ocean climate programmes / Allyn Clarke -- The IOC's international bathymetric chart series : a progamme facing extermination? / Ron Macnab and Dmitri Travin -- Harmful algae : a natural phenomenon that became a societal problem / Henrik Enevoldsen -- Non-governmental international marine science organizations / Elizabeth Gross -- Ocean observations : the global ocean observing system / Peter Dexter and Colin Summerhayes -- Oceanographic data : from paper to pixels / Iouri Oliounine and Peter Pissierssens -- Life on the edge : managing our coastal zones / Laurence Mee -- Hazards and warnings / David Pugh -- Regional cooperation : the Caribbean experience / Guillermo Garcia Montero -- Oceans, science and governments in Africa / Justin Ahanhanzo and Geoff Brundrit -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation / Ray C. Griffiths -- The International Hydrographic Organisation science partnerships / Hugo Gorziglia -- Ocean science and shipping : IMO's contribution / René Coenen -- The UNEP's contribution to the oceans and marine science / Salif Diop -- The World Meteorological Organization need for ocean science / Peter Dexter and Yves Treglos -- The future / Neville Smith.
Subject Marine sciences -- Government policy
Marine ecology -- Government policy
Marine pollution -- Prevention -- International cooperation
Alt Author Holland, Geoff, 1935-
Pugh, David, 1943-
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