Ocean Yearbook 20


Devoted to assessing the resources, technology and ecology of the world’s oceans, the Ocean Yearbook provides this information to its worldwide audience in one convenient, easy-to-use resource.
As in previous editions, each article in Ocean Yearbook 20 provides a unique perspective and case study written by an expert in the field, allowing readers to learn from specialists without having to decipher field-specific jargon. Each new volume contains key international documents and an annually updated global directory of ocean-related organizations.
In addition to appendices featuring the Report of the International Ocean Institute, 2004 and other selected documents and proceedings, topics covered in Ocean Yearbook 20 include:
Environment and Coastal Management
Living Resources
Ocean Governance
Maritime Transport and Security
Education and Training
Ocean Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute and the Marine and Environmental Law Programme at Dalhousie University Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
The International Ocean Institute (IOI) was created in 1972 to promote education, capacity-building and research as a means to enhance the peaceful and sustainable use and management of ocean and coastal spaces and their resources.

Dr. Aldo Chircop is a specialist in marine and environmental law and policy. His work experience has included directorships of the International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta. His continuing professional affiliations include Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Marine Affairs and Policy association and the International Centre for Coastal and Ocean Policy Studies.
Scott Coffen-Smout is an oceans management practitioner with the Government of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has an interdisciplinary background in marine affairs and marine environmental science and career experience in the areas of oceans policy research, marine affairs project management, fisheries development, environmental assessment, and shellfish aquaculture development, management, and research.
Moira McConnell is the Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Programme (MELP) at Dalhousie Law School. She has been a member of the Law School Faculty since January 1989 and was seconded to the UN affiliated World Maritime University between June 2000 and June 2002.
Issues and Prospects; Essay: Tsunami—26 December 2004, Awni Behnaml; Response of Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations to Marine Natural Disasters: The IOC and IOI Case, Iouri Oliounine; After the Tsunami—Restoring the Livelihoods of Coastal Fishers and Enhancing Their Role in Coastal Fisheries Management and Conservation Practices in the Future, Uwe Tietze;
Ocean Governance; Delineation and Delimitation of Sub-National Maritime Boundaries: Insights from the Philippines, Jay L. Batongbacal ; Confronting the Oceans Crisis: A Pacific Strategy, Laurence Cordonnery; The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy: An Historical Overview (1997–2005), Marc J. Hershman and John R. Hansen; Collaborative Oceans Governance: Measuring Efficacy, Daniel B. Rubenstein
Low-Tide Elevations in International Law of the Sea: Selected Issues, Yoshifumi Tanaka ;
Living Resources; International Law of the Sea, Access and Benefit Sharing Agreements, and the Use of Biotechnology in the Development, Patenting and Commercialization of Marine Natural Products as Therapeutic Agents, Montserrat Gorina-Ysern and Captain Joseph H. Jones ; In the Shoes of the Fisher: Commercial Fishers and the Tasmanian Marine Protected Area Policy Journey, Cheryle Hislop; The SEAFC Convention: A Comparative Analysis in a Developing Coastal State Perspective, Denzil G. M. Miller and Erik Jaap Molenaar ;
Environment and Coastal Management; Globalization, Sea Farming and Flexibility in Norwegian Coastal Zone Planning, Roger G. Bennett and Ole Martin Lund; Is the Opening of the Bystroe Shipping Channel Compatible with the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the Adjacent Black Sea Ecosystem?, Alexandru S. Bologa; The Economic Valuation of Coastal Areas: The Case of Uruguay, Denise Gorfinkiel; Marine Invasive Species in North America: Impacts, Pathways and Management, L. A. MacDougall, R. McCall, K. A. Douglas, T. A. Cheney, M. Oetelaar, K. Squires, C. V. Alvarez Saules, H. Alidina, E. Nagtegaal-Cunningham, S. C. Weseloh McKeane, J. J. Y. Araula, N. Md. Humayun, S. Lawson, N. C. Chiasson, G. C. Diaz, T. A. Choy, K. E. Ankamah, B. O. Ohowa, A. T. Toribio, J. J. del Toro, R. O. Fournier and C. T. Taggart; Evaluation of New Zealand’s National Coastal Policy Statement: Has it Been Effective?, Johanna Rosier;
Maritime Transport and Security; The Growing Significance of Coast Guards in the Asia-Pacific: A Quiet Development in Regional Maritime Security, Sam Bateman; International Regulation and Maritime Safety Mechanisms after the Prestige Catastrophe on the Galician Coast, Fernando González-Laxe ; Straits Used in International Navigation, User Fees and Article 43 of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, Nilüfer Oral ; Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty: How to Improve the Basis for Decisions about Granting Refuge to Ships in Need of Assistance, Jens-Uwe Schröder;
Education and Training; Public Education: Seeking to Engender Marine Stewardship at the UK National Maritime Museum, David E. Johnson and Jonathan S. Potts;
Appendices; A. Annual Report of the International Ocean Institute; B. Selected Documents and Proceedings;
C. Directory of Ocean-Related Organizations ; Contributors / Index.
Academics, practitioners and students in ocean development, coastal zone management, law of the sea, ocean and foreign policy, and strategic studies have found the Ocean Yearbook an invaluable tool for research.
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