the after-the-fact management of pollution effects by abatement, containment, and clean-up of ocean pollution by operational, physical, chemical, and biological means.
prevention of ocean pollution at the source by deviation of the potential solution.
reduction or prevention of ocean pollution by changes in operations, technology, and use of the oceans.
While everyone agrees that the oceans are the most important part of the earth's life support system, and that their environmental management is necessary if serious problems are to be prevented — little action is taken (or enforced) because too few believe that effective ocean environmental management can be profitable as well as responsible. Written by a leading authority in the field, this book provides a complete non-technical survey of the problems of ocean pollution and the promise of effective ocean management. KEY TOPICS: Discusses — in an unbiased manner — all important aspects of ocean environmental management: the important functions of the oceans; the environmental impacts of ocean pollution in physical, biological, and economic terms; the man-made and natural sources of pollution; methods for the prevention of pollution; effective management of ocean use and ocean resources; containment and clean up of pollution; and planning of the long-term effective management of ocean use in an environmentally safe manner. MARKET: For anyone concerned with the maintenance of the world's oceans as a resource, including general readers and students curious about environmental developments in the oceans.
1. Environmental and Economic Role of the Oceans.
2. Sources and Magnitude of Ocean Environmental Degradation.
3. Impact of Ocean Environmental Degradation.
4. Physical and Operational Ocean Pollution Prevention, Containment and Clean Up.
5. Ocean Environmental Regulation.
6. Economics of Ocean Environmental Management.
7. Ocean Environmental Management.
8. Future Developments in Ocean Environmental Management.
Appendix A: U.S. Ocean Environmental Regulation.
Appendix B: International Ocean Environmental Convention and Agreements.
Appendix C: London Dumping Convention.
Appendix D: Ocean Mining Technology.