Oceans 2020: Science, Trends and the Challenge of Sustainability / Edition 1

Oceans 2020: Science, Trends and the Challenge of Sustainability / Edition 1

by John G. Field
     
 

Field (zoology, U. of Cape Town, South Africa), Hempel (emeritus, U. of Kiel, Germany), and Summerhayes (Intergovermental Oceanographic Commission) present 12 contributions that collectively assess the state of ocean sciences in the context of the societal questions that oceanic science may be called on to answer. Issues of sustainable development and the ability of… See more details below

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Field (zoology, U. of Cape Town, South Africa), Hempel (emeritus, U. of Kiel, Germany), and Summerhayes (Intergovermental Oceanographic Commission) present 12 contributions that collectively assess the state of ocean sciences in the context of the societal questions that oceanic science may be called on to answer. Issues of sustainable development and the ability of scientific, governmental, and private sector communities to respond to these issues are considered. The topics include the coastal zone as an ecosystem, climate change and the ocean, fisheries and fisheries science, ocean studies for offshore industry, marine information for shipping and defense, operational oceanography, oceanographic instrumentation and technologies, and future trends. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559634700
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
FOREWORD,
PREFACE,
Chapter I - Introduction,
Chapter 2 - Ocean Studies,
PART I - ISSUES,
Chapter 3 - The Coastal Zone: An Ecosystem Under Pressure,
Chapter 4 - Climate Change and the Ocean,
Chapter 5 - Fisheries and Fisheries Science in Their Search for Sustainability,
Chapter 6 - Ocean Studies for Offshore Industry,
Chapter 7 - Marine Information for Shipping and Defense,
PART II - TOOLS AND APPROACHES,
Chapter 8 - Operational Oceanography,
Chapter 9 - A Vision of Oceanographic Instrumentation and Technologies in the Early Twenty-first Century,
PART III - SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES,
Chapter 10 - Framework of Cooperation,
Chapter 11 - Capacity Building,
Chapter 12 - The Vision to 2020,
REFERENCES,
ABOUT IOC, SCOR, AND SCOPE,
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS,
INDEX,
ISLAND PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

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