The World Ocean in Globalisation

Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries, Biodiversity, Shipping, Regional Issues

Have we already entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene, dominated by the impact of human activities? What of the effects of increasing globalisation on the seas? Thirty-three experts on marine affairs and the law of the sea examine the emerging challenges for the World Ocean, inquiring into developments prompted by globalisation in central issue-areas of the law of the sea. These are explored systematically in sections on the key challenges and developments in the interface of science, economic uses and law (Part I); climate change and the oceans (Part II); sustainability of fisheries (Part III); challenges and responses related to global maritime transport (Part IV); and the regulatory responses to global challenges in seas surrounding Europe (Part V).
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Biographical Note

Davor Vidas is Research Professor and Director of the Law of the Sea Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He is the editor of a related volume: Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation, issued by this publisher in 2010.

Peter Johan Schei is Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He is Chairman of the BirdLife International.

Table of contents

Introduction

1 The World Ocean in Globalisation: Challenges and Responses for the Anthropocene Epoch, Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei

Part I: KEY CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENTS: SCIENCE, ECONOMIC USES AND LAW
2 The Anthropocene Ocean in Its Deep Time Context, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams
3 Marine Science in the Past 25 Years: Main Findings and Trends, John Montgomery and Lionel Carter
4 The Sea, Science and the Human Dimension, Marie Jacobsson
5 Economic Uses of the Oceans and the Impacts on Marine Environments: Past Trends and Challenges Ahead, Harry N. Scheiber
6 Problems of High Seas Governance, David Freestone

Part II: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCEANS
7 Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems, Yvon Le Maho and Joël Durant
8 The Polar Oceans and Climate Change, Olav Orheim
9 Climate Change and Arctic Governance: Three Images of a Changing Arctic, David D. Caron
10 The Climate Regime: Achievements and Challenges, Steinar Andresen and Tora Skodvin
11 Sea-Level Rise and the Law of the Sea: Future Options, Moritaka Hayashi

Part III: SUSTAINABILITY OF FISHERIES
12 High Seas Fisheries Today: Challenges and Remedies Under the Global Economy, Nobuyuki Yagi
13 High Seas Fisheries Governance: Prospects and Challenges in the 21st Century, Kristina M. Gjerde
14 High Seas Fisheries Management: Reflections on Experience with Regional Fisheries Management Organisations in the South Pacific, Gerard van Bohemen
15 Reducing Seabird Bycatch: From Identifying Problems to Implementing Policy, Euan Dunn

Part IV: GLOBAL MARITIME TRANSPORT: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES
16 Mare Liberum or Mare Restrictum? Challenges for the Maritime Industry, Eelco Leemans and Thomas Rammelt
17 Global Shipping and the Introduction of Alien Invasive Species, Stephan Gollasch
18 Globalisation and Challenges for the Maritime Arctic, Lawson W. Brigham
19 The International Maritime Organization and the Protection of the Marine Environment, Jean Claude Sainlos
20 Regulatory Layers in Shipping, Henrik Ringbom
21 Ballast Water and Alien Species: Regulating Global Transfers and Regional Consequences, Davor Vidas and Maja Markovcic Kostelac

Part V: SEAS SURROUNDING EUROPE: REGULATORY RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES
22 The European Union and the Challenges of Marine Governance: From Sectoral Response to Integrated Policy? Robin Churchill
23 Towards Further Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, David J. Agnew
24 The European Union and the Regulation of Underwater Noise Pollution, Irini Papanicolopulu
25 The Black Sea: Moving Forward, Nilüfer Oral
26 Baltic Sea Gas Pipeline: International Law for Geostrategic Issues, Hans Corell
27 The Mediterranean Response to Global Challenges: Environmental Governance and the Barcelona Convention System, Evangelos Raftopoulos
Index of Treaties and Other International Instruments
Subject Index

Readership

Scholars and graduate students of international law and the law of the sea; political scientists interested in Earth System governance; decision-makers and experts at international organisations, NGOs and national agencies

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