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Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance (Hardback)
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Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance (Hardback)

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Hardback 330 Pages / Published: 16/09/2010
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521765817
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 252 x 195 x 20 mm


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'... timely ... Looking to the future, Troubled Waters explains the high likelihood of continuing sea-level rise, increasing ocean acidification and warming oceans. This is coupled with increasing pollution and contamination of maritime spaces and the continuing collapse of marine biodiversity. Contributors suggest new strategies to deal with sea-level rise, including the creation of more habitable space through reclamation, artificial islands and even mobile human habitats ... the key to managing the seas will be turning good information into meaningful policies. In that regard, Troubled Waters is an excellent resource.' Nature
'Where ecological phenomena outlast the political lifetime of decision makers, where the frontiers of nations are no longer barriers, the principles of harmonisation and inter-governmental collaboration take on their full value.' HSH Prince Albert of Monaco
'Well-managed and healthy oceans are vital to the survival of small island states, such as the Maldives. This important book shows how scientists and governments can better protect the world's oceans.' Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives
'The editors have managed to bring the jigsaw pieces together in a clearly laid out, very readable, easily accessible, wonderfully illustrated, work that should be a permanent but not neglected resident on the shelves of all who have an interest in the oceans and how we manage them, past present and future.' Dan Costa, Marine Scientist
'... well produced, thought provoking ... it is a publication that has much value for its intended readership ... and beyond ... I would strongly recommend this book to all who have an interest in understanding and safeguarding our seas.' International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology
'... the text provides a good reality check of what issues exist and what responsible parties should do to address them. The different perspectives are incredibly helpful, and this book effectively provides a sample of many issues related to the ocean.' Kathleen Galloway, Journal of the American Water Resources Association
"... timely ... Looking to the future, Troubled Waters explains the high likelihood of continuing sea-level rise, increasing ocean acidification and warming oceans. This is coupled with increasing pollution and contamination of maritime spaces and the continuing collapse of marine biodiversity. Contributors suggest new strategies to deal with sea-level rise, including the creation of more habitable space through reclamation, artificial islands and even mobile human habitats ... the key to managing the seas will be turning good information into meaningful policies. In that regard, Troubled Waters is an excellent resource." Nature
'Where ecological phenomena outlast the political lifetime of decision makers, where the frontiers of nations are no longer barriers, the principles of harmonisation and inter-governmental collaboration take on their full value.' HSH Prince Albert of Monaco
"Well managed and healthy oceans are vital to the survival of small island states, such as the Maldives. This important book shows how scientists and governments can better protect the world's oceans." Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives.
"...text provide a good reality check of what issues exist and what responsible parties should do to address them. The different perspectives are incredibly helpful, and this book effectively provides a sample of many issues related to the ocean." - Kathleen Galloway, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, April 2012

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