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Title Routledge handbook of ocean resources and management / edited by Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, and Tundi S. Agardy
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 612 pages) : maps
Series Routledge handbooks
Routledge handbooks.
Contents 1 The world ocean and the human past and present -- PART 1 The world ocean -- The globalisation of governance -- 2 Changing geopolitical scenarios -- 3 State ocean strategies and policies for the open ocean -- 4 International marine governance and protection of biodiversity -- 5 Regional ecosystem-based imperatives within global ocean governance -- Understanding marine environments -- 6 Blue planet: the role of the oceans in nutrient cycling, maintaining the atmospheric system, and modulating climate change -- 7 Ocean health -- 8 Marine scientific research: overview of major issues, programmes and their objectives -- Managing marine environments -- 9 Marine conservation -- 10 Science and policy -- 11 Ecosystem services and their economic and social value -- 12 Strategic environmental assessment -- 13 Greening the ocean economy: a progress report -- PART 2 The uses of the sea -- Living resources -- 14 Global fisheries: current situation and challenges -- 15 The high seas and IUU fishing -- 16 Rethinking small-scale fisheries governance -- 17 Mariculture: aquaculture in the marine environment -- Energy and materials -- 18 Oil and gas -- 19 Renewables: an ocean of energy -- 20 Ocean minerals -- 21 Making progress with marine genetic resources -- Ocean space -- 22 Shipping and navigation -- 23 Subsea telecommunications -- 24 Sea-power -- The marine environment -- 25 Waste disposal and ocean pollution -- 26 Marine leisure and tourism -- 27 Maritime heritage conservation -- PART 3 The geography of the sea -- Spatial organisation -- 28 State maritime boundaries -- 29 The deep seabed: legal and political challenges -- 30 Surveying the sea -- 31 Marine protected areas and ocean planning -- Regional developments: key core maritime regions -- 32 Maritime boundaries: the end of the Mediterranean exception -- 33 Marine spatial planning in the United States: triangulating between state and federal roles and responsibilities -- 34 The East Asian seas: competing national spheres of influence -- Regional developments: the developing periphery -- 35 Africa: coastal policies, maritime strategies and development -- 36 South Pacific and small island developing states: Oceania is vast, canoe is centre, village is anchor, continent is margin -- 37 Polar oceans: sovereignty and the contestation of territorial and resource rights -- 38 The world ocean and the human future
Summary This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these themes. The underlying approach is geographical, with prominence given to the biosphere, political arrangements and regional patterns -- all considered to be especially crucial to the human understanding required for the use and management of the world's oceans. Part one addresses key themes in our knowledge of relationships between people and the sea on a global scale, including economic and political issues, and understanding and managing marine environments. Part two provides a systematic review of the uses of the sea, grouped into food, ocean space, materials and energy, and the sea as an environmental resource. Part three on the geography of the sea considers management strategies especially related to the state system, and regional management developments in both core economic regions and the developing periphery. The primary themes within each chapter are governance (including institutional and legal bases); policy -- sets of ideas governing management; and management, both technical and general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Marine resources -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Marine resources -- Management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Agardy, Tundi, editor
Smith, Hance D., editor
Suárez de Vivero, Juan Luis, editor
ISBN 0203115392 (electronic bk)
1136294821 (electronic bk)
9780203115398 (electronic bk)
9781136294822 (electronic bk)