Handbook on Marine Environment Protection: Science, Impacts, and Sustainable Management


Title: Handbook on Marine Environment Protection: Science, Impacts, and Sustainable Management
Publication Date:
January 01, 2018
Published City: Cham, Switzerland
Volume: 1 and 2
Pages: 1024
Publisher: Springer

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Salomon, M.; Markus, T. (2018). Handbook on Marine Environment Protection: Science, Impacts, and Sustainable Management Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

This handbook is the first of its kind to provide a clear, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the most important scientific and management topics in marine environmental protection. Leading experts discuss the latest perspectives and best practices in the field with a particular focus on the functioning of marine ecosystems, natural processes, and anthropogenic pressures. The book familiarizes readers with the intricacies and challenges of managing coasts and oceans more sustainably, and guides them through the maze of concepts and strategies, laws and policies, and the various actors that define our ability to manage marine activities. Providing valuable thematic insights into marine management to inspire thoughtful application and further study, it is essential reading for marine environmental scientists, policy-makers, lawyers, practitioners and anyone interested in the field.



  1. Natural Science Basics
    • Introdution into Physical Oceanography (Rebecca Hummels)
    • Ecological Organization of the Sea (Birte Matthiessen, Franziska Julie Werner, & Matthias Paulsen)
    • Marine Ecosystem Services (Markus Salomon & Henriette Dahms)
  2. Impacts of Sectoral Marine Activities
    • Impact of Fishing Activities on Marine Life (Gerd Kraus & Rabea Diekmann)
    • Mariculture (Thomas A. Wilding, Kenneth D. Black, Steven Benjamins, & Iona Campbell)
    • Shipping (Alan Simcock)
    • Impacts of Coastal Developments on Ecosystems (Christian Winter)
    • Offshore Oil and Gas Production and Transportation (Stanislav Patin)
    • Exploitation of Offshore Wind Energy (Jens Lüdeke)
    • Dredging for Navigation, for Environmental Cleanup, and for Sand/Aggregates (Craig Vogt, Eugene Peck, & Gregory Hartman)
    • Environmental Risks of Deep-sea Mining (Philip P. E. Weaver, David S. M. Billett, & Cindy L. Van Dover)
    • Dumped Chemical Weapons (Jacek Bełdowski)
    • Marine Climate Engineering (David P. Keller)
  3. Impacts of Land-Based Activities
    • Agriculture (Oene Oenema, Qian Liu, & Jingmeng Wang)
    • Land-Based Industries (Elisabeth Schmid)
    • Land-Based Wastewater Management (Stephan Koester)
    • Tourism (Alan Simcock)
  4. Pollution from Diffuse Sources
    • Climate Change: Warming Impacts on Marine Biodiversity (Helmut Hillebrand, Thomas Brey, Julian Gutt, Wilhelm Hagen, Katja Metfies, Bettina Meyer, & Aleksandra Lewandowska)
    • Ocean Acidification (Peter Thor & Sam Dupont)
    • Pollution with Hazardous Substances (Katja Broeg & Norbert Theobald)
    • Pollution with Radioactive Substances (Hartmut Nies)
    • Eutrophication (Justus E. E. van Beusekom)
    • Marine Litter (Stefanie Werner & Aleke Stöfen O’Brien)
    • Input of Energy/Underwater Sound (Olaf Boebel, Elke Burkhardt & Ilse van Opzeeland)
    • Introduction of Non-indigenous Species (Ralph Kuhlenkamp & Britta Kind)
  5. Social Drivers, Developments, and Perspectives of Increasing Ocean Uses
    • A Short History of the Use of Seas and Oceans (Sunhild Kleingärtner)
    • Factors Behind Increasing Ocean Use: The IPAT Equation and the Marine Environment (Troels J. Hegland)
  6. General Aspects of Management and Governance of Human Activities
    • Challenges and Foundations of Sustainable Ocean Governance (Till Markus)
    • Institutional Framework for Marine Environmental Governance (Pradeep Singh)
    • International Principles of Marine Environmental Protection (Gerd Winter) 
    • Overview of Management Strategies and Instruments (Carolin Kieß)
    • Future Prospects of Marine Environmental Governance (Pradeep Singh & Aline Jaeckel)
  7. Traditional Marine Management Topics
    • The International Legal Framework for Conservation and Management of Fisheries and Marine Mammals (Andrew Serdy)
    • Aqua- and Mariculture Management: A Holistic Perspective on Best Practices (Marc H. Taylor & Lotta C. Kluger)
    • Offshore Oil and Gas Exploitation (Henning Jessen)
    • Sustainable Shipping (Ciarán McCarthy & Bénédicte Sage-Fuller)
    • Management of Hazardous Substances in the Marine Environment (Mikael Karlsson & Michael Gilek)
    • Origin and Management of Radioactive Substances in the Marine Environment (Hartmut Nies)
    • Waste/Litter and Sewage Management (Aleke Stöfen-O’Brien & Stefanie Werner)
    • Coastal and Ocean Tourism (Stefan Gössling, C. Michael Hall, & Daniel Scott)
  8. Emerging Management Topics
    • Offshore Windfarms (Greg Severinsen)
    • Wave and Tidal Energy (Kate Johnson & Sandy Kerr)
    • Deep-Seabed Mining (Philomene Verlaan)
    • Marine Biodiversity: Opportunities for Global Governance and Management Coherence (Daniela Diz)
    • Marine Protected Areas: Global Framework, Regional MPA Networks and a National Example (Henning von Nordheim)
    • Marine Environmental Protection and Climate Change (Birgit Peters)
    • Management of Non-indigenous Species and Invasive Alien Species (Wolfgang Köck & Bjørn-Oliver Magsig)
    • Integrating Sectoral Ocean Policies (Markus Salomon & Miriam Dross)
    • Marine Scientific Research (Anna-Maria Hubert)
    • An Emerging Environmental Issue: Marine Discharge of Mine Tailings (Craig Vogt & Jens Skei)
    • Managing and Regulating Underwater Noise Pollution (Till Markus & Pedro Pablo Silva Sánchez)
    • Marine Geo-Engineering (Harald Ginzky)
    • Marine Spatial Planning (Mathias Schubert)
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