marine environmental assessment Books

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment

    28 papers in this state-of-the-art publication present regulatory concerns, basic research, risk and hazard assessment, and methods development in environmental toxicology. Sections include: • Ecological Risk Assessment Under TSCA • Evaluating Ecological Impacts at the Population and Community Levels • Biomarkers • Marine ...

  • Assessment and communication of environmental risks in coastal aquaculture - Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental

    Series: GESAMP Reports and StudiesThis GESAMP study presents a set of objectives, goals, methodologies and a checklist for assessment and communication of environmental risks which may be associated with coastal aquaculture. It is structured to improve risk communication and to ensure that risk assessment is a scientific exercise in predicting ...

  • Response to Marine Oil Pollution - Review and Assessment

    Response to Marine Oil Pollution - Review and Assessment is the essential source book, now updated, for all involved in marine oil pollution consequences and response. It covers policy, planning and operations, and provides technical assessment of the true nature of the problem, of the means to maximise the performance of current techniques ...

  • Environmental Crises

    The book studies the art and science of analyzing, assessing and anticipating environmental change. Among the issues considered are the observational evidence, statistical analysis and dynamic modeling as well as visioning of not-implausible changes in the environment, the changing public perception of the environment, functions of the environment ...

  • Genetically Engineered Marine Organisms

    Genetically Engineered Marine Organisms: Environmental and Economic Risks and Benefits provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of the environmental, economic, and regulatory implications of advances in marine biotechnology. The book has been specifically designed to bridge the gap between the rapidly advancing marine ...

  • Marine Hard Bottom Communities

    Marine hard bottoms feature some of the most spectacular and diverse biological communities on this planet. These not only contain a rich treasure of genetic, taxonomic and functional information but also deliver irreplaceable ecosystem services. At the same time, they are highly vulnerable and increasingly threatened by anthropogenic pressures. ...

  • Marine Spatial Planning in US Waters: An Assessment and Analysis of Existing Legal Mechanisms, Anticipated Barriers, and Future Opportunities

    Marine spatial planning (MSP) has gained increasing international attention as a tool for implementing ecosystem-based management, reducing user conflicts, and ensuring the sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources. While the President’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force developed recommendations for a federal MSP framework, the ...

  • Sudan Post-Conflict Environment Assessment

    With a view to catalysing action to address key environmental problems in the country, the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan requested UNEP to conduct a comprehensive assessment of Sudan's environment.This report presents the findings of the Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of Sudan and provides detailed ...

  • Bioeconomic Modelling and Valuation of Exploited Marine Ecosystems

    This book offers an environmental-economic analysis of exploited ecosystems with a clear policy orientation. The study tries to move beyond traditional economic fishery analysis in two respects. First, several theoretical and numerical models are offered that combine economic and ecological descriptions of fisheries. These models give special ...

  • An Assessment of Assessments : Findings of the Group of Experts. Pursuant to UNGA Resolution 60/30

    Despite the central role oceans play in the economic, environmental and social affairs of the planet's 6.7 billion inhabitants, significant gaps exist in our understanding and management of the complex processes at work from the global climate system, to the water cycle and circulation of nutrients, to changes affecting marine habitats. In ...

  • Challenges to International Water : Regional Assessments in a Global Perspective

    The Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA) is a holistic, globally comparable assessment of the world's transboundary waters that recognises the inextricable links between the freshwater and the coastal marine environment and integrates environmental and socio-economic information to determine the impacts of a broad range of influences on ...

  • The Eastern Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystems

    The Eastern Mediterranean is the most nutrient impoverished and oligotrophic water body known. The unique feature of the Mediterranean is the presence of an eastward longitudinal trend in available nitrate/phosphate ratios, which apparently induces a west-to-east variation in the structure of the pelagic food web and trophic interactions. In ...

  • The Eastern Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystems

    The Eastern Mediterranean is the most nutrient impoverished and oligotrophic water body known. The unique feature of the Mediterranean is the presence of an eastward longitudinal trend in available nitrate/phosphate ratios, which apparently induces a west-to-east variation in the structure of the pelagic food web and trophic interactions. In ...

  • Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for Assessment, Management and Ecology

    Techniques and theory for processing otoliths from tropical marine fish have developed only recently due to an historic misconception that these organisms could not be aged. Otoliths are the most commonly used structures from which daily, seasonal or annual records of a fish’s environmental history are inferred, and are also used as indicators of ...

  • Oil Spill in the Kerch Strait : Ukriaine Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

    The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the ...

  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment Deskbook: A Legal and Technical Analysis

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of the law and techniques associated with the law, science, and economics involved in natural resource damage assessment. Written by experts in the field, this new deskbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the subject available. It thoroughly examines the framework for liability and the ...

  • Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies

    Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are ...

  • Technology Transfer for the Ozone Layer Lessons for Climate Change

    Technology transfer - the development of practical applications and commercialization of research for positive environmental outcomes - is the crux of many of the 230 international environmental treaties. It is also widely viewed as essential to the Kyoto Protocol and success in the global fight against climate change. While debate rages about ...

  • Report of the thirty-third session of GESAMP. Rome, 5-9 May 2003 (En)

    Series: GESAMP Reports and StudiesThe Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) considered a number of major topics at this session, including the future of GESAMP and the completion of the Strategic Plan, which GESAMP and its supporting agencies are committed to implementing as soon as possible. ...

  • Oil Spill Response: A Global Perspective

    International experts in the field of oil spill response, including reprsentatives from 26 NATO countries, participated in a workshop in Canada to discuss their experience in the development and application of current and emerging technologies for oil spill response in the marine environment. These presentations which form the basis of chapters in ...

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