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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

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

About the editors

Markus Salomon is marine biologist working for the German Advisory Council on the Environment. With more than a decade of experience in policy analysis and advice, he has a strong interest in marine environmental protection. 

Till Markus is a senior legal researcher at the Research Centre for European Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bremen. He has published extensively in the areas of environmental and international law.


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