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Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea: Part I

The International Context

  • Angela Carpenter
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy


  • Reviews international oil pollution remediation and prevention strategies

  • Appeals to environmental managers, scientists and policymakers alike

  • Focuses on the international context, complementing the national case studies presented in the companion Volume 84


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Angela Carpenter, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 1-7
  3. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Angela Carpenter
    Pages 9-31
  4. Michel Girin, Angela Carpenter
    Pages 33-51
  5. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Angela Carpenter
    Pages 53-77
  6. Neil Bellefontaine, Patrick Donner, Lawrence Hildebrand, Tafsir Johansson
    Pages 79-103
  7. Lawrence Hildebrand, Neil Bellefontaine, Tafsir Johansson
    Pages 105-128
  8. Angela Carpenter, Patrick Donner, Tafsir Johansson
    Pages 167-190
  9. George Zodiatis, Giovanni Coppini, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Robin Lardner, Tiago Alves, Nadia Pinardi et al.
    Pages 215-254
  10. George Zodiatis, George Kirkos
    Pages 275-304
  11. J. A. Jiménez Madrid, E. García-Ladona, B. Blanco-Meruelo
    Pages 305-324
  12. Angela Carpenter, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 325-344
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 345-350

About this book


This volume offers a review of oil inputs to the Mediterranean Sea from sources such as shipping, and offshore exploration and exploitation activities. It discusses international measures to prepare for, respond to, and prevent oil pollution incidents, as well as the international legal framework and agencies with a role in pollution prevention and responses. It includes chapters on modeling the fate of oil pollution, oil spill response, and oil spill beaching probability, and presents data from a range of sources, including historic data on shipping accidents and oil exploration and exploitation activities, satellite and remote sensing data, and numerical modelling data, to provide an overview of oil pollution over several years. Topics covered include modelling of oil slicks in the eastern and western Mediterranean basins, oil exploration and exploitation activities in the waters of the Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean), and signatures to and ratification of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, for example.

Together with the companion volume Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea: Part II - National Case Studies, it addresses both national and international measures in the region, making it of relevance to the agencies and government bodies tasked with remediating or preventing oil pollution, as well as policymakers and practitioners in the fields of shipping, ports and terminals, oil extraction and marine management. It provides researchers with essential reference material on tools and techniques for monitoring oil pollution, and serves as a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of marine oil pollution.


Oil transportation Oil producction Oil spill intervention Oil pollution prevention Oil spill monitoring Oil spill beaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Angela Carpenter
    • 1
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Earth and EnvironmentUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RussiaS.Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia

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