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21 Nov 2019 - publication - English Investing in Gender Equality for Africa's Transformation
Published in 2014, this report is prepared under the auspices of the Office of the Special Envoy on Gender of the African Bank Group. The Bank Group’s Strategy 2013–2022 recognises the need to reduce gender inequalities by “strengthening women’s l...
02 Nov 2019 - publication - English New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding
AUTHORS: Scott A. Kulp & Benjamin H. Strauss. ABSTRACT: Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2 m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to ass...
30 Oct 2019 - publication - English Techno-Optimism and Ocean Governance: New Trends in Maritime Monitoring
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Nyman ABSTRACT: Monitoring marine activities has always been a difficult task due to the vastness of the world's oceans. This inability to properly monitor both high seas and territorial zones alike has meant that illegal act...
30 Oct 2019 - publication - English The Role of Maritime Spatial Planning on the Advance of Blue Energy in the European Union
AUTHORS: Pablo Quero García, Javier García Sanabria, Juan Adolfo Chica Ruiz ABSTRACT: In recent years the European Union has firmly committed itself to energy from oceans as a means of decarbonising the European energy system. Despite a favour...
30 Oct 2019 - publication - English The Emerging Policy Landscape for Marine Spatial Planning in Europe
AUTHORS: Wanfei Qiu, Peter J.S. Jones ABSTRACT: This paper provides an overview of the emerging policy landscape for marine spatial planning in the European Union, which consists of four main categories of policy drivers: environmental legisla...
30 Oct 2019 - publication - English The Future of Blue Carbon Science
AUTHORS: Peter I. Macreadie, Andrea Anton, John A. Raven, Nicola Beaumont, Rod M. Connolly, Daniel A. Friess, Jeffrey J. Kelleway, Hilary Kennedy, Tomohiro Kuwae, Paul S. Lavery, Catherine E. Lovelock, Dan A. Smale, Eugenia T. Apostolaki, Trisha B...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Scale, Space and Delimitation in Marine Legal Governance – Perspectives from the Baltic Sea
AUTHOR: David Langlet ABSTRACT: Recent decades have seen an increasing emphasis on (re)structuring marine governance regulation to fit relevant natural systems in terms of scale and spatial scope, and thus also on the delimitation of spatial u...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Resilience and Social Capital: The Engagement of Fisheries Communities in Marine Spatial Planning
AUTHORS: Y.W. Bakker, J. de Koning, J. van Tatenhove ABSTRACT: Between 2010 and 2016, the Orkney Islands Council, Highland Council and Marine Scotland have collaborated to develop a pilot Marine Spatial Plan for the Pentland Firth and Orkney W...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage at Risk from Coastal Flooding and Erosion due to Sea-Level Rise
AUTHORS: Lena Reimann, Athanasios T. Vafeidis, Sally Brown, Jochen Hinkel, Richard S.J. Tol ABSTRACT: UNESCO World Heritage sites (WHS) located in coastal areas are increasingly at risk from coastal hazards due to sea-level rise. In this stud...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Means and Long-Term Trends of Global Coastal Zone Precipitation
AUTHOR: Scott Curtis ABSTRACT: Precipitation in the coastal zone is important to the socio-economic and ecological well-being of the world. Meteorologically, precipitation is generated by unique mechanisms at the land-sea interface, which is w...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Recent Pace of Change in Human Impact on the World’s Ocean
AUTHORS: Benjamin S. Halpern, Melanie Frazier, Jamie Aferbach, Julia S. Lowndes, Fiorenza Micheli, Casey O’Hara, Courtney Scarborough, Kimberly A. Selkoe ABSTRACT: Humans interact with the oceans in diverse and profound ways. The scope, magnit...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Stopping Overexploitation of Living Resources on the High Seas
AUTHOR: Robert J. Hofman ABSTRACT: This paper reviews the provisions and efforts to implement the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) and the 1980 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resourc...
20 Oct 2019 - publication - English Sea Basin Maritime Spatial Planning: A Case Study of the Baltic Sea Region and Poland
AUTHOR: Jacek Zaucha ABSTRACT: This paper reviews the development of sea basin maritime spatial planning (MSP) through the concerted efforts of several coastal nations based on the case of the Baltic Sea Region. Additionally, the readiness of ...
19 Oct 2019 - publication - English High-Profile International Commitments for Ocean Protection: Empty Promises or Meaningful Progress?
AUTHORS: Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Vanessa Constant, Jenna Sullivan-Stack, Katherine Dziedzic, Sara L. Hamilton, Zachary Randell, Heather Fulton-Bennett, Zechariah D. Meunier, Silke Bachhuber, Alissa J. Rickborn, Barbara Spiecker, Jane Lubchenco ...
19 Oct 2019 - publication - English Losses of Natural Coastal Wetlands by Land Conversion and Ecological Degradation in the Urbanizing Chinese Coast
AUTHORS: Qiaoying Lin and Shen Yu ABSTRACT: Coastal wetland ecosystems have experienced serious losses of area and ecological function and are currently facing worldwide challenges due to coastal development and global climate change. This stu...
19 Oct 2019 - publication - English Imbalances in Interaction for Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning: Insights from the Baltic Sea Region
AUTHORS: Holger Janßen, Riku Varjopuro, Anne Luttmann, Andrea Morf, Hanna Nieminen ABSTRACT: Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) has evolved over many years and since its early beginnings there has been a growing urgency to develop transboundary pla...
19 Oct 2019 - publication - English Global Long-Term Observations of Coastal Erosion and Accretion
AUTHORS: Lorenzo Mentaschi, Michalis I. Vousdoukas, Jean-Francois Pekel, Evangelos Voukouvalas and Luc Feyen ABSTRACT: Changes in coastal morphology have broad consequences for the sustainability of coastal communities, structures and ecosyste...
19 Oct 2019 - publication - English An Introduction to Marine Spatial Planning
AUTHOR: Charles N. Ehler ABSTRACT: Competition and confl ict for space and resources characterizes the oceans of the Coral Triangle. Because of some of the highest rates of population growth and increasing food and development needs, these wat...
17 Oct 2019 - publication - English Economic Development and Coastal Ecosystem Change in China
AUTHORS: Qiang He, Mark D. Bertness, John F. Bruno, Bo Li, Guoqian Chen, Tyler C. Coverdale, Andrew H. Altieri, Junhong Bai, Tao Sun, Steven C. Pennings, Jianguo Liu, Paul R. Ehrlich and Baoshan Cui ABSTRACT: Despite their value, coastal ecosy...
17 Oct 2019 - publication - English Dynamic Flood Modeling Essential to Assess the Coastal Impacts of Climate Change
AUTHORS: Patrick L. Barnard, Li H. Erikson, Amy C. Foxgrover, Juliette A. Finzi Hart, Patrick Limber, Andrea C. O’Neill, Maarten van Ormondt, Sean Vitousek, Nathan Wood, Maya K. Hayden and Jeanne M. Jones ABSTRACT: Coastal inundation due to se...

 

 

 

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