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Author Vallega, Adalberto, author
Title Sustainable ocean governance : a geographical perspective / Adalberto Vallega
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  333.91 V2427 2001    AVAILABLE    30500101282161
Descript xxii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Ocean management and policy series
Ocean management and policy series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265)
Science and policy facing the ocean -- A profound watershed in the role of the ocean -- Modern society and the challenge of the ocean -- The post-modern scientific approach -- Science for post-modern visions -- The ocean and Agenda 21 -- The ocean ecosystem: the abiotic component -- Global change and the ocean ecosystem -- Impacts from plate tectonics -- Role of continental margins -- Ocean governance in relation to plates and margins -- Impacts from the water column -- Atmosphere--ocean interaction: waves -- Atmosphere--ocean interaction: wind-driven ocean circulation -- A special issue: El Nino -- Conclusion: the hydrological cycle -- The ocean ecosystem as the focus of governance -- The ocean ecosystem -- Focus on biocenosis -- The ecosystem's properties -- Classifying ecosystems -- Geographical scales of ocean ecosystems -- Legal frameworks and management patterns -- Zoning the ocean ecosystem -- Legal and jurisdictional frameworks -- A leading chain of impacts -- Legal background -- Setting of the legal framework -- Geographical coverage: an overview -- Maritime jurisdictional context -- The ocean under international regime -- Zoning the ocean: the legal inputs -- Coastal area and deep-ocean: defining the boundaries -- Governance patterns: the coastal area -- Governance patterns: the deep-ocean -- Governance patterns: the regional seas -- The role of ocean resources -- A resource reservoir -- Development of ocean uses -- Science in relation to ocean exploitation -- Key ocean uses -- A geographical view
"This topical book examines ocean governance from a perspective which has taken shape as a result of efforts made in the international arena. Adalberto Vallega offers a unique view, considering the ocean as a spatial complex system which cannot be described in detail but must be represented as a whole and argues that scientific approaches must change to achieve progress and co-operation between science and policy. The text focuses on the cardinal aspects and issues of ocean governance and studies ecological, economic and legal management dimensions in their proper context."
"Making use of an interdisciplinary approach and non-technical language, this book will be a useful tool for understanding the present conditions of the ocean and the design of its future. It will be an invaluable resource for professionals and advanced students alike."--Jacket
Subject Marine resources conservation
Marine resources development
Marine resources -- Economic aspects
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