This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these themes. The underlying approach is geographical, with prominence given to the biosphere, political arrangements and regional patterns - all considered to be especially crucial to the human understanding required for the use and management of the world's oceans.
Part one addresses key themes in our knowledge of relationships between people and the sea on a global scale, including economic and political issues, and understanding and managing marine environments. Part two provides a systematic review of the uses of the sea, grouped into food, ocean space, materials and energy, and the sea as an environmental resource. Part three on the geography of the sea considers management strategies especially related to the state system, and regional management developments in both core economic regions and the developing periphery. The primary themes within each chapter are governance (including institutional and legal bases); policy - sets of ideas governing management; and management, both technical and general.
Introduction Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy 1. The World Ocean and the Human Past and Present Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy Part 1: The World Ocean The Globalisation of Governance 2. Changing Geopolitical Scenarios Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Mateos, David Florido del Corral and Fernando Fernandez Fadon 3. State Ocean Strategies and Policies for the Open Ocean Patricio Bernal 4. International Marine Governance and Protection of Biodiversity Jeff A. Ardron and Robin Warner 5. Regional Ecosystem-based Imperatives within Global Ocean Governance Lee A. Kimball Understanding Marine Environments 6. Blue Planet: the Role of the Oceans in Nutrient Cycling, Maintaining the Atmospheric System, and Modulating Climate Change Susan Libes 7. Ocean Health Fiorenza Micheli et al. 8. Marine Scientific Research: Overview of Major Issues, Programmes and their Objectives Montserrat Gorina-Ysern Managing Marine Environments 9. Marine Conservation Guiseppe Notarbartolo-di-Sciara 10. Science and Policy Rebecca Koss and Geoffrey Westcott 11. Ecosystem Services and their Economic and Social Value Jason Scorse and Judith Kildow 12. Strategic Environmental Assessment Richard Kenchington and Toni Cannard 13. Greening the Ocean Economy: Balancing our Oceans' Living and Non-living Resources Linwood Pendleton et al. Part 2: The Uses of the Sea Living Resources 14. Global Fisheries: Current Situation and Challenges Yimin Ye 15 The High Seas and IUU (Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported) Fishing Henrik OEsterblom, OErjan Bodin, Anthony J. Press and U. Rashid Sumaila 16. Re-thinking Small-scale Fisheries Governance Ratana Chuenpagdee and Svein Jentoft 17. Mariculture: Aquaculture in the Marine Environment Selina Stead Energy and Materials 18. Oil and Gas Hance D. Smith and Tara Thrupp 19. Renewables: An Ocean of Energy Sean O'Neill, Carolyn Elefant and Tundi Agardy 20. Ocean Minerals James R. Hein and Kira Mizell 21. Making Progress with Marine Genetic Resources Salvatore Arico Ocean Space 22. Shipping and Navigation Jeanette Reis and Kyriaki Mitroussi 23. Subsea Telecommunications Lionel Carter and Douglas R. Burnett 24. Seapower Steven Haines The Marine Environment 25. Waste Disposal and Ocean Pollution Michael O. Angelidis 26. Marine Leisure and Tourism Michael Luck 27. Maritime Heritage Conservation Juan-Luis Alagret and Eilseu Carbonell Part 3: The Geography of the Sea Spatial Organisation 28. State Maritime Boundaries Chris M. Carleton 29. The Deep Seabed: Legal and Political Challenges Tulio Scovazzi 30. Surveying the Sea Robert Wilson 31. Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning Tundi S. Agardy Regional Developments: Key Core Maritime Regions 32. Maritime Boundaries: the Mediterranean Exception Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Mateos 33. Marine Spatial Planning in the United States: Triangulating between State and Federal Roles and Responsibilities Stephen B. Olsen, Jennifer McCann and Monique LaFrance 34. The East Asian Seas: Competing National Spheres of Influence Sam Bateman Regional Developments: The Developing Periphery 35. Africa: Coastal Policies, Maritime Strategies and Development Francois Odendaal et al. 36. South Pacific and Small Island Developing States: Oceania is Vast, Canoe is Centre, Village is Anchor, Continent is Margin Peter Nuttall and Joeli Veitayaki 37. Polar Oceans: Sovereignty and the Contestation of Territorial and Resource Rights Klaus Dodds and Alan D. Hemmings 38. The World Ocean and the Human Future Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero and Tundi S. Agardy
Hance D. Smith was a Reader in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, UK until 2011. He is Editor of Marine Policy, the leading academic journal of ocean affairs. His academic interests include marine geography, marine resources and environmental management, and marine policy. Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero is a Professor in the Department of Human Geography, University of Seville, Spain. His special interests are social science aspects of maritime policy, ocean governance and integrated coastal zone management. Tundi S. Agardy is Executive Director of Sound Seas, a US-based group focused on marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, and coastal planning. She is author of Ocean Zoning (Earthscan, 2010).
Reviews for Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management
[T]his book is an indispensable, comprehensive review of all things having to do with ocean policy and management. It is factual, international in scope, and full of information on the latest geopolitical discussions, agreements, and developments. Topics range from the globalization of governance of the oceans, fisheries, and natural resource development, exclusive rights of national maritime boundaries, and marine spatial planning. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and followed by a substantial reference list that includes key policy documents. If these documents were not presented within this work, they could be difficult to be aware of or to locate. Because the book is so full of information (much of which is linked), the index serves as an extremely useful tool that helps readers locate information on topics or documents that cross over among chapters; thus, a complete picture of the complex interrelationship of human interaction with oceans and their resources can be formed. --B. Ransom, formerly, University of California, San Diego, CHOICE, November 2016 Vol. 54 No. 3