Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management
Edited by Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero, Tundi S. Agardy
Routledge – 2015 – 640 pages
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.
1. Introduction Part 1: The World Ocean Economic and Political Issues 2. The Blue Economy: Development of the World Ocean 3. State Ocean Strategies and Policies 4. Changing Geopolitical Scenarios 5. Global International Institutions 6. Regionalisation and the Emerging Political Order Understanding and Managing Marine Environments 7. Blue Planet: the Role of the Oceans in Nutrient Cycling, Maintaining the Atmospheric System, and Modulating Climate Change 8. Marine and Coastal Biodiversity 9. Biological Basis of Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture 10. Living Resources and Food from the Sea 11. Marine Scientific Research 12. Strategic Adaptive Management 13. The Health of the Oceans 14. Science and Policy Part 2: The Uses of the Sea Living Resources 15. Fisheries within State Jurisdictions 16. The High Seas and IUU Fishing 17. Small Scale Fisheries 18. Aquaculture Ocean Space 19. Seapower 20. Shipping and Navigation 21. Seaports: Linking Sea to Land 22. Communications Energy and Materials 23. Oil and Gas 24. Renewable Energy 25. Ocean Minerals 26. Marine Genetic Resources The Marine and Coastal Environment and its Values 27. Ecosystem Services and New Economic and Social Values 28. Marine Leisure and Tourism 29. Waste Disposal and Ocean Pollution 30. Marine Nature Conservation 31. Maritime Heritage Conservation Part 3: The Geography of the Sea Management Strategies 32. State Maritime Boundaries 33. National Jurisdiction Beyond the EEZ/EFZ: the Extended Continental Shelf 34. The Deep Ocean: Legal and Political Challenges 35. Surveying the Sea 36. Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Zoning: a Global Overview Regional Developments: Key Maritime Regions 37. Europe, the European Union and the Global Ocean 38. Maritime Boundaries: the Mediterranean Exception 39. The United States: MSP Federal and State Initiatives 40. The East Asian Seas: Competing National Spheres of Influence Regional Developments: the Developing Periphery 41. Africa: Maritime Policies and Developing Strategies 42. South Pacific and Small Island Developing States 43. Polar Ocean Affairs 44. The World Ocean and the Human Future
Hance D. Smith is a Reader in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. His main teaching and research interests are in marine geography and in marine resource and environmental management.
Juan L. Suarez de Vivero is a Professor in the Department of Human Geography, University of Seville, Spain. His special interests are social science aspects of fisheries management, integrated coastal zone management and ocean governance.
Tundi S. Agardy is Executive Director of Sound Seas and a consultant based in Massachusetts, USA. Trained as a biologist, she is author of "Ocean Zoning" (Earthscan, 2010).