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Describing the emerging and unresolved issues related to the oceans and the marine environment, this book presents the developments made in marine science and policy since the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and implications for the sustainable management of ocean areas and resources. This comprehensive volume also provides a number of scientific, policy, and legal tools to address such issues, and to ensure better science-based management of the oceans. Topics covered include the impacts of human-induced climate change on the oceans, the marine genetic resources debate, the current legal framework for the oceans, and a comparative study of the legal issues associated with outer space.
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This book describes emerging and unresolved issues related to the oceans and marine environment, and presents recent developments made in marine science and policy, as well as implications for the sustainable management of ocean areas. Includes practical examples and case studies, for policy makers, students and academics in marine science and policy.About the Author:
Salvatore Aric- is Senior Programme Specialist for biodiversity science and policy in the Natural Sciences Sector at UNESCO, and coordinator of UNESCOs Biodiversity Initiative. He is also Visiting Researcher and Professor at the University of Delaware, the Parthenope University of Naples, and UNU's Institute of Advanced Studies in Yokohama. He has co-authored approximately seventy scientific publications related to oceans and biodiversity.
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