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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice

    Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful.  Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they instead sought out examples where managers were doing things differently and making progress against great odds. They interviewed planners, managers, community members, fishermen, and environmentalists throughout ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Blue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon

    This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon sinks.The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystemsin maintaining our climate and in assisting ...

  • Marine Litter: A Global Challenge

    Marine litter is an ecological, economic, health and aesthetic problem. It is a complex and multi-dimensional challenge with significant implications for the marine and coastal environment, and human activities all over the world. The persistence of marine litter is the result of a lack of coordinated global and regional strategies, and ...

  • Guide to Ship Sanitation : Third Edition - Revised Publication Date June 2010

    This revised 3rd edition of the guide has been prepared to reflect the changes in construction, design and size of ships since the 1960's and the existence of new diseases (eg. Legionnaires' disease) that were not foreseen when the 1967 guide was published.The guide is divided into two main sections that follow the introductory chapter. The first ...

  • Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility

    This book is a product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN. The book features twelve stories of different ocean animals that highlight the latest issues in marine conservation. The tales in this exquisitely illustrated book are testament not only to the eccentricity of life in our oceans, ...

  • Status of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean sea

    The main aim of this report is to assess progress towards a network of ecologically representative and effectively managed MPAs that meets international obligations for conservation of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, results of this survey were used to measure Mediterranean progress towards the CBD targets of establishing a coherent network ...

  • 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 ...

  • The OSHA 501 CD Version

    Learning the OSHA rules has finally been simplified with THE OSHA 501 CD version. This reference CD presents plain-English explanations of 501 of the most frequently cited OSHA standards. This all new updated CD edition of this best-seller has added all of OSHA's most recent regulatory changes. It contains easy-to-understand explanations of 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 ...

  • Ships and Marine Technology

    Appearing in this volume are specifications, practices, and guides used in the marine industry. They include standard requirements for: steel furniture, watertight doors, marine coatings inspections and applications, electrical insulation monitors, computer applications, electronic databases, piping systems, transducers, and valves. ...

  • Ships and Marine Technology

    Appearing in this volume are specifications, practices, and guides used in the marine industry. They include standard requirements for: steel furniture, watertight doors, marine coatings inspections and applications, electrical insulation monitors, computer applications, electronic databases, piping systems, transducers, and valves. ...

  • Ships and Marine Technology

    Appearing in this volume are specifications, practices, and guides used in the marine industry. They include standard requirements for: steel furniture, watertight doors, marine coatings inspections and applications, electrical insulation monitors, computer applications, electronic databases, piping systems, transducers, and valves. ...

  • Our Precious Coasts : Marine Pollution, Climate Change and the Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems

    The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to which they are exposed, new findings indicate.Scientists studying reefs that were bleached in the late 1990s by high surface sea temperatures have found a link between recovery rates and the levels of contamination entering coastal ...

  • CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS: Evaluation and Remediation Techniques

    Thirty-eight peer-reviewed papers focus on the latest advances in the fields of environmental science and underwater engineering related to sediments. Topics cover characterization, evaluation, mitigation, restoration and management of contaminated sediments in the fields of oceanography, limnology, sedimentology, geochemistry, marine ...

  • 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 ...

  • Marine Conservation Biology

    Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems humans have created on land, loss of marine biodiversity, including extinctions and habitat degradation, ...

  • Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those ...

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