Strategic Management of Marine Ecosystems

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strategic Management of Marine Ecosystems Nice, France 1–11 October 2003

  • Eugene Levner
  • Igor Linkov
  • Jean-Marie Proth
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Series book series (NAIV, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-7
  2. Disturbance of Marine Ecosystems: Problems and Solutions

  3. Modeling Approaches and Mathematical Foundations of Environmental Management

    1. Charles S. Tapiero
      Pages 143-157
    2. Vladimir Naidenko, Inna Bouriako, Jean.-Marie Proth
      Pages 159-166
  4. Policy/Stakeholder Process in Marine Ecosystem Management

  5. Management of Contaminated Sediments: Example of Integrated Management Approach

    1. T. Bridges, G. Kiker, J. Cura, D. Apul, I. Linkov
      Pages 261-269
    2. I. Linkov, S. Sahay, G. Kiker, T. Bridges, T.P. Seager
      Pages 271-297
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-313

About these proceedings


The demand for advanced management methods and tools for marine ecosystems is increasing worldwide. Today, many marine ecosystems are significantly affected by disastrous pollution from industrial, agricultural, municipal, transportational, and other anthropogenic sources. The issues of environmental integrity are especially acute in the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins, the cradle of modern civilization. The drying of the Dead Sea is one of the most vivid examples of environmental disintegration with severe negative consequences on the ecology, industry, and wildlife in the area. Strategic management and coordination of international remedial and restoration efforts is required to improve environmental conditions of marine ecosystems in the Middle East as well as in other areas. The NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) held in Nice in October 2003 was designed to: (1) provide a discussion forum for the latest developments in the field of environmentally-conscious strategic management of marine environments, and (2) integrate expertise of ecologists, biologists, economists, and managers from European, American, Canadian, Russian, and Israeli organizations in developing a framework for strategic management of marine ecosystems. The ASI addressed the following issues: Key environmental management problems in exploited marine ecosystems; Measuring and monitoring of municipal, industrial, and agricultural effluents; Global contamination of seawaters and required remedial efforts; Supply Chain Management approach for strategic coastal zones management and planning; Development of environmentally friendly technologies for coastal zone development; Modeling for sustainable aquaculture; and Social, political, and economic challenges in marine ecosystem management.


Ecology algae aquaculture ecosystem ecosystems environment environmental management

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Levner
    • 1
  • Igor Linkov
    • 2
  • Jean-Marie Proth
    • 3
  1. 1.Holon Academic Institute of TechnologyHolonIsrael
  2. 2.Cambridge Environmental Inc.CambridgeUSA
  3. 3.INRIAMetzFrance

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