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  • Author:
    Independent World Commission on the Oceans,Mario Soares
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    Cambridge University Press (September 28, 1998)
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    248 pages
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The official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans. 100 international specialists summarise the very real problems affecting the oceans and their future governance, and provide imaginative solutions to these various and interlocking problems

The official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans. 100 international specialists summarise the very real problems affecting the oceans and their future governance, and provide imaginative solutions to these various and interlocking problems. This book will be valued by everyone interested in the future of the oceans.

The Ocean: Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by Mário Soares. This book is the first to deal holistically in a single volume with the full range of problems confronting our oceans on the eve of the twenty-first century. In the space of only a few decades, our traditional perception of the oceans as a source of wealth, opportunity and abundance has changed. The oceans have become the setting for a growing list of problems: territorial disputes, disruptions to global climate, overfishing, species extinction, pollution,.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Preface, Mario Soares - 1. Promoting Peace and Security in the Oceans - 2. The Quest for Equity in the Oceans - 3. Ocean Science and Technology - 4. Valuing the Oceans - 5. Our Oceans: Public Awareness and Participation - 6. Towards Effective Ocean Governance - Annex A. Some Salient Facts about the Oceans -. - Annex B. Regional or National Inputs - Annex C. Selected Sources - Annex D. Acronyms and Abbreviations - Annex E. The Commission and its Work.

The Ocean: Our Future. Preface Mario Soares; Summary: The commission; Future directions; Introduction: Shift in basic condition of the oceans; Obstacles to change; Signs of positive change; Part I. Promoting Peace and Security in the Oceans: 1. The origins of the debate; 2. 'Peaceful Uses': concept, issues and players; 3. Enhancing peace and security: the way ahead; Part II.

The Ocean, Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by Mario Soares, former President of Portugal. The oceans have traditionally been taken for gran The Ocean, Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by Mario Soares, former President of Portugal.

In 1996 Jean-Pierre Levy assisted President Mário Soares of Portugal as Executive Secretary of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans (The Soares . Soares, Mario (1998). The ocean, our future. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-64465-5.

In 1996 Jean-Pierre Levy assisted President Mário Soares of Portugal as Executive Secretary of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans (The Soares Commission) which presented its final report The Ocean, Our Future at the World Exposition on the Ocean held in Lisbon in 1998. He was also attached to the Legal Office of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an expert in the Law of the Sea and was elected to the Finance Committee of the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica.

Preface, MaÌ?rio Soares - Summary - Introduction - 1. Our oceans: public awareness and participaiton - 6. Towards effective ocean governance - Annexes .

The Ocean, Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by M rio Soares, former President of Portugal. Its aim is to summarize the very real problems affecting the ocean and its future management, and to provide imaginative solutions to these various and interlocking problems. The oceans have traditionally been taken for granted as a source of wealth, opportunity and abundance.

The official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans.

248 pages, 30 line illus, figs, tabs

248 pages, 30 line illus, figs, tabs. Publisher: Cambridge University Press.

The Ocean, Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by Mário Soares, former President of Portugal. Its aim is to summarize the very real problems affecting the ocean and its future management, and to provide imaginative solutions to these various and interlocking problems. The oceans have traditionally been taken for granted as a source of wealth, opportunity and abundance. Our growing understanding of the oceans has fundamentally changed this perception. We now know that in some areas, abundance is giving way to real scarcity, resulting in severe conflicts. Territorial disputes that threaten peace and security, disruptions to global climate, overfishing, habitat destruction, species extinction, indiscriminate trawling, pollution, the dumping of hazardous and toxic wastes, piracy, terrorism, illegal trafficking and the destruction of coastal communities are among the problems that today form an integral part of the unfolding drama of the oceans. Based on the deliberations, experience and input of more than 100 specialists from around the world, this timely volume provides a powerful overview of the state of our water world.