Marine Waste Books

  • Methods to Study Litter Decomposition

    Decomposition of organic matter is a major ecosystem process involving an array of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. The main objective of this book is to provide students and laboratory instructors at universities and professional ecologists with a broad range of established methods to study plant litter ...

  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea

    The carriage of goods by sea mainly focuses on loss of or damage to goods. There are voluminous discussions and texts on this issue. By contrast, the issue of loss or damage from goods has been paid little attention. Ever-increasing numbers of dangerous goods are carried by sea today. This increase draws attention to explosions or fire on ships, ...

  • Hunter, Salzman and Zaelke`s International Environmental Law and Policy, 3d

    This casebook explores the dynamics of the international environmental lawmaking process and the increasingly important role of transnational citizens, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), scientists, and business. It addresses the relation of scientific understanding to the legal response and the relation of the problem to the global economy. It ...

  • State and Local Government Environmental Liability (Liability Prevention Series)

    This resource examines the responsibility that state and local governments have for enforcing and complying with federal environmental laws. It includes information on environmental statutes governing the operations and activities of state and local governments, along with a number of environmental ...

  • Marine Benthic Vegetation

    Increasing amounts of various types of wastes and pollutants including nutrients enter the coastal waters via rivers, direct discharges from land drainage systems, diffuse land runoff, dumping and via the atmosphere. This has led to coastal eutrophication and in extreme cases to hypertrophication. Until recently, coastal eutrophication and the ...

  • Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

    Designations of large Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) triggered a controversial debate within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) concerning the legal basis of PSSAs, the relationship between the IMO’s PSSA guidelines and UNCLOS, as well as the competency of IMO to adopt mandatory protective measures in these areas. As a result, ...

  • IMDG Code

    The IMDG Code is in conjunction with government regulations under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by ...

  • Humboldt Current

    This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Humboldt Current region, located along western South America, stretching from the Ecuadorian-Colombian border to the south of Chile. The world’s largest upwelling area, supporting highly productive fisheries, is located within the boundaries of the region. The economy of the region is primarily ...

  • Managing fishing capacity. Selected papers on underlying concepts and issues - vol 386 (En )

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers Excessive fishing capacity is largely responsible for the degradation of marine fisheries resources, for the dissipation of food production potential and for significant economic waste. This publication presents a selection of papers prepared as reference material for a Technical Working Group on the ...

  • Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin

    More than 200 major river basins are shared by two or more countries and, together, these basins account for about 60% of the earth's land area, constituting a significant portion of the world's fresh water resources. They are thus both a significant asset to the nations sharing them, as well as a potential source of conflict. This book ...

  • Modelling and Monitoring of Coastal Marine Processes

    Although numerous books have been written on both monitoring and modelling of coastal oceans, there is a practical need for an introductory multi-disciplinary volume to non-specialists in this field. The articles commisioned for this book, organized into four major themes, are written by experts in their disciplines while the text is intended for ...

  • Seafoods - Technology, Quality and Nutraceutical Applications

    This up-to-date survey covers selected but vital aspects of fish processing with emphasis on quality, technology and nutraceutical applications. The aspects of seafood quality addressed range from the impact of slaughter procedures, through protein functionality, texture, flavor, histamine toxicity to the key aspects of practical evaluation of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Methods to Study Litter Decomposition

    Decomposition of organic matter is a major ecosystem process involving an array of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. The main objective of this book is to provide students and laboratory instructors at universities and professional ecologists with a broad range of established methods to study plant litter ...

  • Pollution of the Sea - Prevention and Compensation

    The International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs hosted an international conference addressing marine pollution. Academics and practitioners debated recent developments from an interdisciplinary perspective. The present volume of the Hamburg Studies reflects those discussions covering the ecological, economic, political and legal ...

  • Global Marine Litter Information Gateway: A global web site on marine litter (Cd-Rom)

    This CD-ROM version of the Global Marine Litter Information Gateway web site was produced in November 2001 and includes most of the items published on the site at that ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Port Reception Facilities

    This e-reader file is in EBK format and requires the downloading of our free e-reader software called the 'IMO Bookshelf' to view the file. Once you have purchased this title you must go to 'My Account / Downloads' and then 'E-books, E-reader files & Subscriptions'. You will then be transferred to our Virtual Publications site where you can ...

  • Protecting the Gulf´s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution

    The Gulf is endowed with valuable natural resources and a great biodiversity of plant and animal species. Sustainable living in the Gulf area is dependent upon such resources provided by the sea. Large areas of its coastal zone including important marine habitats are currently threatened by increasing stress on the Gulf ecosystem due to an ...

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