Have we already entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene, dominated by the impact of human activities? What of the effects of increasing globalisation on the seas? Thirty-three experts on marine affairs and the law of the sea examine the emerging challenges for the World Ocean, inquiring into developments prompted by globalisation in central issue-areas of the law of the sea.
The World Ocean in Globalisation are explored systematically in sections on the key challenges and developments in the interface of science, economic uses and law (Part I); climate change and the oceans (Part II); sustainability of fisheries (Part III); challenges and responses related to global maritime transport (Part IV); and the regulatory responses to global challenges in seas surrounding Europe (Part V).
Davor Vidas is Research Professor and Director of the Law of the Sea Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He is the editor of a related volume: Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation, issued by this publisher in 2010. Peter Johan Schei is Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He is Chairman of the BirdLife International.