Ocean Monitoring Books

  • Restoration Ecology Journal

      Restoration Ecology, the Society’s bi-monthly scientific and technical peer-reviewed journal, fosters the exchange of ideas among the many disciplines involved in the process of ecological restoration and includes original papers describing experimental, observational and theoretical studies spanning both the natural and social ...

  • Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World

    There are many things and services in our everyday life that we take for granted, and telecommunications is one of them. We surf the internet, send emails to friends and colleagues abroad, talk to family members in foreign countries over the phone, book airline seats and make banking transactions without actually realizing and appreciating the ...

  • Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

    The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.The ...

  • Climate in Peril : a popular guide to the latest IPCC reports

    Warming of the climate system is beyond argument, as shown by observations of increases in average air and ocean temperatures, the widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea levels. But as the messages from scientists become increasingly explicit, the gap between the need for action they project and the climate policy the world ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 46

    Increasing interest in marine biology and its relevance to environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology has addressed this demand for nearly 40 years. This annual review considers basics of marine research, special topics, and emerging new areas. Regarding the marine sciences ...

  • Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle

    This text offers a background in chemical oceanography and a description of how chemical elements in seawater and ocean sediments are used as tracers of physical, biological, chemical and geological processes in the ocean. The first seven chapters present basic topics of thermodynamics, isotope systematics and carbonate chemistry, and explain the ...

  • Conflict Resolution in Coastal Zone Management

    In view of the importance of coastal areas to Baltic countries, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is a matter of prime concern. ICZM is also an important feature of the project Coastal Zone Management in the Baltic Sea Region (COASTMAN), undertaken in the context of the Interreg IIIB (Baltic Sea) Programme. These experiences are presented ...

  • Ecological Economics of the Oceans and Coasts

    timely book offers a fresh view on how oceans and coasts are, and should be, managed. The urgency of this issue is increasingly being recognized, as critical limits to the economic exploitation of our oceans and coasts are reached. The authors argue that ecological economics is in a unique position to address this problem given its particular ...

  • Coastal oceans research and development in the Indian Ocean : status report 2008

    The CORDIO programme, which started in 1999 as a pragmatic response to the impacts of global warming on coral reefs, has over the years improved our knowledge and management of coral reefs. Data collection in the Curieuse Marine Park in the Seychelles was instrumental in guiding government policy over the management of marine protected areas, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century

    Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century analyses the development of national, regional and international initiatives and arrangements directed towards governance of the world's seas and oceans.  The authors examine those factors that shape oceans governance, as well as the supports and constraints affecting policy development and ...

  • Securing the Oceans: Essays on Ocean Governance (Global and Regional Perspectives)

    Published a decade after the Year of the Ocean in 1998, the book is envisaged to further stimulate and strengthen the pursuit of sustainable ocean development so as to secure the Ocean and its resources for our future generations.The 25-chapter volume is a compendium of essays written by 25 authors (including one institutional author—the EAS ...

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition

    Addressing the need for updated information in remote sensing, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition provides a full and authoritative introduction for scientists who need to know the scope, potential, and limitations in the field. The authors discuss the physical principles of common remote sensing systems and examine the processing, ...

  • How is your MPA doing ? A guidebook of natural and social indicators for evaluating marine protected areas management effectiveness

    IUCN, WWF and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have developed this guidebook to assist marine protected area (MPA) managers in assessing the performance of their MPA. Based on this assessment, it shows how necessary changes can be made to improve management measures. It presents a flexible approach that can be used in ...

  • Deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystems: A scoping report on their socio-economy, management and governance. UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 28

    This report was produced in close collaboration with scientists and experts under HERMES (Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas), a large, interdisciplinary deep-sea research project supported by the European Commissio's Framework Six Programme. The aim of HERMES is to understand better the biodiversity, structure, function ...

  • 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. ...

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