Published 25th June 2019
The health of marine environments worldwide is steadily declining, and these trends have been widely reported. Marine Policy summarizes the importance of the ocean governance nexus, discussing current and anticipated challenges facing marine ecosystems, human activities, and efforts to address these threats. This new, fully revised edition has been updated throughout, including content to reflect the recent advances in ocean management and international law. Chapters on shipping, energy/mining and integrated approaches to ocean management have been significantly reworked, plus completely new chapters on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the impacts of climate change have been added. Pedagogical features for students are included throughout.
Aligned with current course offerings, this book is an ideal introduction for undergraduates and graduate students taking marine affairs, science and policy courses.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the World Ocean
2. A Brief Introduction to the Marine Environment
3. An Introduction to International Law and International Marine Law
4. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related agreements
5. An Introduction to Policy and Policy Development
6. Marine Environmental Protection Policy
7. Addressing Climate Change and its Impacts on the World Ocean
8. International Fisheries Policy
9. Marine Transportation and Safety Policy
10. International Law and Policy of the Polar Oceans
11. International Law and Policy related to Offshore Energy and Mining
12. Integrated Approaches to Ocean Management