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Marine Extremes

Ocean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy, 1st Edition

Edited by Erika Techera, Gundula Winter


232 pages

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Marine extremes, as they are conceived of in this volume, encompass environments, activities, events and impacts. Extreme environments found in and around our oceans, including the deep sea and seabed as well as the frozen polar regions, are being seriously affected by both extreme behaviours (dumping and discharge of waste, illegal fishing and piracy) and extreme events (storms, tsunamis, extreme waves and marine heatwaves). The aim of this book is to highlight the multi-disciplinary knowledge and inputs needed to address marine extremes and thereafter to explore opportunities and current challenges. Safe and healthy oceans are important for economic, recreational and cultural activities, in addition to the maintenance of ecosystem services upon which we rely. This volume gathers a unique mix of researchers working on scientific aspects of biological ecosystems and physical processes together with social scientists exploring law and governance options, community preferences, cultural values, economic aspects and criminological drivers and approaches. The multi-disciplinary feature of this book breaks down barriers that arise between disparate fields of research so that integrated solutions to ocean challenges can be found. Overall, this book argues that if we are to achieve sustainable utilisation of our oceans and blue economy goals we must better understand, and respond to, the extreme environments, activities, events and impacts.

The book is a valuable addition to the literature and will be of interest to researchers in marine science, ocean governance and natural resource economics, as well as to professionals and government officials concerned with marine policy and planning.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

1. Introduction to marine extremes

Erika J. Techera and Gundula Winter

2. The science, social science and governance of marine extremes

Erika J. Techera and Gundula Winter

Part II Safe oceans

3. Coastal processes, extreme events and forecasting

Gundula Winter, Yasha Hetzel, Peisheng Huang, Matthew R. Hipsey, Ryan P. Mulligan and Jeff Hansen

4. Community values and preferences for coastal hazard interventions

Abbie A. Rogers and Michael P. Burton

5. Nature-based solutions to mitigate extreme coastal impacts

Gundula Winter, Karin R. Bryan and Marco Ghisalberti

Part III Healthy oceans

6. Monitoring ocean and estuary health

Paul G. Thomson, Belinda I. Cannell, Anas Ghadouani, Matthew W. Fraser and William J. Rayment

7. Pollution from land-based sources

Ian Snowball, Alizée P. Lehoux, Josie Crawshaw, Candida Savage, Matthew R. Hipsey, Anas Ghadouani, Sarah McCulloch and Carolyn E. Oldham

8. Impacts of marine heatwaves

Belinda I. Cannell, Paul G. Thomas, Verena Schoepf, Chari B. Pattiaratchi and Matthew W. Faser

9. Local, community-led interventions to address global-scale problems and environmental extremes in coastal ecosystems

Christopher D. Hepburn

Part IV Wealth from the oceans

10. Aquaculture

Andrew W.M. Pomeroy and Ana M.M. Sequeira

11. Extreme human behaviours affecting marine resources and industries

Jade Lindley, Erika J. Techera and D. G. Webster

12. Impacts of (extreme) depth on life in the deep-sea

Shaun P. Collin, Lucille Chapuis and Nico K. Michiels

Part V Synthesis

13. Addressing the challenges and harnessing the benefits of marine extremes

Erika J. Techera and Gundula Winter

About the Editors

Erika J. Techera is a Professor in the UWA Law School and UWA Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Gundula Winter is a coastal engineer and former Research Associate at the Oceans Institute of The University of Western Australia.

About the Series

Earthscan Oceans

Earthscan Oceans

This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to oceans and the marine environment, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes research monographs, textbooks and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography