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Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Series: Routledge Handbooks

By: Hance D Smith(Editor), Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero(Editor), Tundi S Agardy(Editor)

612 pages, 103 b/w illustrations, 32 tables


Paperback | Jan 2018 | #243136 | ISBN-13: 9781138495340
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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.

"[T]his book is an indispensable, comprehensive review of all things having to do with ocean policy and management. It is factual, international in scope, and full of information on the latest geopolitical discussions, agreements, and developments. Topics range from the globalization of governance of the oceans, fisheries, and natural resource development, exclusive rights of national maritime boundaries, and marine spatial planning. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and followed by a substantial reference list that includes key policy documents. If these documents were not presented within this work, they could be difficult to be aware of or to locate. Because the book is so full of information (much of which is linked), the index serves as an extremely useful tool that helps readers locate information on topics or documents that cross over among chapters; thus, a complete picture of the complex interrelationship of human interaction with oceans and their resources can be formed."
– B. Ransom, formerly, University of California, San Diego, Choice, November 2016, vol. 54(3)


      Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy
1. The World Ocean and the Human Past and Present
      Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy

Part 1: The World Ocean
The Globalisation of Governance
2. Changing Geopolitical Scenarios
      Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos, David Florido del Corral and Fernando Fernández Fadón
3. State Ocean Strategies and Policies for the Open Ocean
      Patricio Bernal
4. International Marine Governance and Protection of Biodiversity
      Jeff A. Ardron and Robin Warner
5. Regional Ecosystem-based Imperatives within Global Ocean Governance
      Lee A. Kimball

Understanding Marine Environments
6. Blue Planet: the Role of the Oceans in Nutrient Cycling, Maintaining the Atmospheric System, and Modulating Climate Change
      Susan Libes
7. Ocean Health
      Fiorenza Micheli et al.
8. Marine Scientific Research: Overview of Major Issues, Programmes and their Objectives
      Montserrat Gorina-Ysern

Managing Marine Environments
9. Marine Conservation
      Guiseppe Notarbartolo-di-Sciara
10. Science and Policy
      Rebecca Koss and Geoffrey Westcott
11. Ecosystem Services and their Economic and Social Value
      Jason Scorse and Judith Kildow
12. Strategic Environmental Assessment
      Richard Kenchington and Toni Cannard
13. Greening the Ocean Economy: Balancing our Oceans’ Living and Non-living Resources
      Linwood Pendleton et al.

Part 2: The Uses of the Sea
Living Resources
14. Global Fisheries: Current Situation and Challenges
      Yimin Ye
15 The High Seas and IUU (Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported) Fishing
      Henrik Österblom, Örjan Bodin, Anthony J. Press and U. Rashid Sumaila
16. Re-thinking Small-scale Fisheries Governance
      Ratana Chuenpagdee and Svein Jentoft
17. Mariculture: Aquaculture in the Marine Environment
      Selina Stead

Energy and Materials
18. Oil and Gas
      Hance D. Smith and Tara Thrupp
19. Renewables: An Ocean of Energy
      Sean O’Neill, Carolyn Elefant and Tundi Agardy
20. Ocean Minerals
      James R. Hein and Kira Mizell
21. Making Progress with Marine Genetic Resources
      Salvatore Aricò

Ocean Space
22. Shipping and Navigation
      Jeanette Reis and Kyriaki Mitroussi
23. Subsea Telecommunications
      Lionel Carter and Douglas R. Burnett
24. Seapower
      Steven Haines

The Marine Environment
25. Waste Disposal and Ocean Pollution
      Michael O. Angelidis
26. Marine Leisure and Tourism
      Michael Lück
27. Maritime Heritage Conservation
      Juan-Luís Alagret and Eilseu Carbonell

Part 3: The Geography of the Sea
Spatial Organisation
28. State Maritime Boundaries
      Chris M. Carleton
29. The Deep Seabed: Legal and Political Challenges
      Tulio Scovazzi
30. Surveying the Sea
      Robert Wilson
31. Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning
      Tundi S. Agardy

Regional Developments: Key Core Maritime Regions
32. Maritime Boundaries: the Mediterranean Exception
      Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos
33. Marine Spatial Planning in the United States: Triangulating between State and Federal Roles and Responsibilities
      Stephen B. Olsen, Jennifer McCann and Monique LaFrance
34. The East Asian Seas: Competing National Spheres of Influence
      Sam Bateman

Regional Developments: The Developing Periphery
35. Africa: Coastal Policies, Maritime Strategies and Development
      Francois Odendaal et al.
36. South Pacific and Small Island Developing States: Oceania is Vast, Canoe is Centre, Village is Anchor, Continent is Margin
      Peter Nuttall and Joeli Veitayaki
37. Polar Oceans: Sovereignty and the Contestation of Territorial and Resource Rights
      Klaus Dodds and Alan D. Hemmings
38. The World Ocean and the Human Future
      Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy

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Hance D. Smith was a Reader in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, UK until 2011. He is Editor of Marine Policy, the leading academic journal of ocean affairs. His academic interests include marine geography, marine resources and environmental management, and marine policy.

Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero is a Professor in the Department of Human Geography, University of Seville, Spain. His special interests are social science aspects of maritime policy, ocean governance and integrated coastal zone management.

Tundi S. Agardy is Executive Director of Sound Seas, a US-based group focused on marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, and coastal planning. She is author of Ocean Zoning (2010).

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