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Oil Pollution in the North Sea

  • Of interest to both scientists and practitioners

  • A comprehensive review

  • Richly illustrated throughout

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 41)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Angela Carpenter
    Pages 1-12
  3. Oil Pollution in the Waters of the Danish Sector of the North Sea

    • Lars Christensen, Angela Carpenter
    Pages 69-92
  4. Oil Pollution In and Around the Waters of Belgium

    • Ronny Schallier, Ward Van Roy
    Pages 93-115
  5. Oil Pollution in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea

    • Kees Camphuysen, Ben Vollaard
    Pages 117-140
  6. Oil Pollution in the Waters of the United Kingdom North Sea

    • Patrick Donner, Tafsir Johansson
    Pages 141-160
  7. The German Operational Monitoring System in the North Sea: Sensors, Methods and Example Data

    • Bj√∂rn Baschek, Martin Gade, Karl-Heinz van Bernem, Fabian Schwichtenberg
    Pages 161-192
  8. Conclusions

    • Angela Carpenter
    Pages 283-306
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 307-312

About this book

This volume offers a review of measures taken at different levels to prevent oil inputs to the North Sea from sources such as shipping and oil installations. A range of data from satellites, remote sensing, aerial surveillance, in-situ monitoring, oil spill sampling and beached bird surveys presents a comprehensive portrait of trends in oil pollution over many years. Topics include Bonn Agreement-based actions to eliminate illegal and accidental pollution from ships, OSPAR monitoring of oil installations, EMSA CleanSeaNet activities, andan internationally approved common standard for oil spills presented bythe Bonn-OSINet.A chapter on the role of the IMO in preventing oil pollution from ships provides an international context, whileothersdiscussefforts being made at the national level. A decadal review of the state of the North Sea prepared by OSPAR supports the view that there has been a significant reduction of oil inputs to the sea.
This thorough review addresses national and international agencies and government bodies, as well as policymakers and practitioners in the fields of shipping, ports and terminals, oil extraction and marine management. Further, it provides researchers with essential reference material on tools and techniques for monitoring oil pollution and offers a valuable resource for undergraduate and post-graduate students in the field of marine oil pollution.

Keywords

  • Beached bird surveys
  • Bonn Agreement
  • European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Oil spill sampling
  • Satellite monitoring
  • CleanSeaNet
  • Monitoring oil pollution
  • OSPAR
  • water quality and water pollution
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

    Angela Carpenter

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 299.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-23901-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)