Handbook on Marine Environment Protection

Science, Impacts and Sustainable Management

  • Markus Salomon
  • Till Markus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Natural Science Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rebecca Hummels
      Pages 3-35
    3. Birte Matthiessen, Franziska Julie Werner, Matthias Paulsen
      Pages 37-65
    4. Markus Salomon, Henriette Dahms
      Pages 67-75
  3. Impacts of Sectoral Marine Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Gerd Kraus, Rabea Diekmann
      Pages 79-96
    3. Thomas A. Wilding, Kenneth D. Black, Steven Benjamins, Iona Campbell
      Pages 97-114
    4. Alan Simcock
      Pages 115-138
    5. Christian Winter
      Pages 139-148
    6. Jens Lüdeke
      Pages 165-188
    7. Craig Vogt, Eugene Peck, Gregory Hartman
      Pages 189-213
    8. Philip P. E. Weaver, David S. M. Billett, Cindy L. Van Dover
      Pages 215-245
    9. Jacek Bełdowski
      Pages 247-259
    10. David P. Keller
      Pages 261-276
  4. Impacts of Land-Based Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Oene Oenema, Qian Liu, Jingmeng Wang
      Pages 279-296
    3. Elisabeth Schmid
      Pages 297-309
    4. Stephan Koester
      Pages 311-325
    5. Alan Simcock
      Pages 327-349
  5. Pollution from Diffuse Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Helmut Hillebrand, Thomas Brey, Julian Gutt, Wilhelm Hagen, Katja Metfies, Bettina Meyer et al.
      Pages 353-373
    3. Peter Thor, Sam Dupont
      Pages 375-394
    4. Katja Broeg, Norbert Theobald
      Pages 395-412
    5. Hartmut Nies
      Pages 413-427
    6. Justus E. E. van Beusekom
      Pages 429-445
    7. Stefanie Werner, Aleke Stöfen O’Brien
      Pages 447-461
    8. Olaf Boebel, Elke Burkhardt, Ilse van Opzeeland
      Pages 463-485
    9. Ralph Kuhlenkamp, Britta Kind
      Pages 487-516
  6. Social Drivers, Developments, and Perspectives of Increasing Ocean Uses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Sunhild Kleingärtner
      Pages 519-531
  7. General Aspects of Management and Governance of Human Activities

  8. Traditional Marine Management Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 635-635
    2. Henning Jessen
      Pages 683-693
    3. Ciarán McCarthy, Bénédicte Sage-Fuller
      Pages 695-714
    4. Mikael Karlsson, Michael Gilek
      Pages 715-732
    5. Aleke Stöfen-O’Brien, Stefanie Werner
      Pages 755-771
    6. Stefan Gössling, C. Michael Hall, Daniel Scott
      Pages 773-790
  9. Emerging Management Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 791-791
    2. Bénédicte Sage-Fuller
      Pages 793-809

About this book


This handbook is the first of its kind to provide a clear, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the most important scientific and management topics in marine environmental protection. Leading experts discuss the latest perspectives and best practices in the field with a particular focus on the functioning of marine ecosystems, natural processes, and anthropogenic pressures. The book familiarizes readers with the intricacies and challenges of managing coasts and oceans more sustainably, and guides them through the maze of concepts and strategies, laws and policies, and the various actors that define our ability to manage marine activities. Providing valuable thematic insights into marine management to inspire thoughtful application and further study, it is essential reading for marine environmental scientists, policy-makers, lawyers, practitioners and anyone interested in the field.


marine environmental protection marine environmental management anthropogenic impacts maritime resources oceanic resources marine ecosystems maritime management ocean governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Salomon
    • 1
  • Till Markus
    • 2
  1. 1.German Advisory Council on the EnvironmentBerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of BremenBremenGermany

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