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Oceanography Challenges to Future Earth

Human and Natural Impacts on our Seas

  • Conference proceedings
  • © 2019


  • Presents original studies and results from a cooperation between France and Japan

  • Includes a broad range of studies, from environmental surveys to management considerations and integrated approaches

  • Documents the effects of natural hazards on coastal ecosystems in detail

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Table of contents (33 papers)

  1. Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts

  2. Physical Oceanography

  3. Innovative Research


About this book

This book documents the effects of natural hazards on coastal ecosystems in detail. The sea is an indispensable component of the Earth system, and human societies obtain many goods and services from the marine environment. Global warming threatens marine ecosystems through seawater temperature rise, acidification, sea-level rise and the increased frequency of severe storms. The repeated effects of tsunamis also have major impacts on coastal ecosystems. Increases in population and industry activities along the coast cause the degradation of coastal ecosystems through direct and indirect uses of the environment such as reclamation, overexploitation of bioresources, and pollution. Given these facts, we need to improve our understanding of the physical, chemical and biological mechanisms characterizing marine ecosystems, in order to better measure the effects of anthropogenic and natural impacts on the sea and its ecosystems. Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the sea, including the effects of the main pressures on it, we will have a better idea of the future state of the sea based on several scenarios of global warming.

The 16th France-Japan Symposium on Marine Science focused on using advances in oceanography to better understand the current status of the sea from physical, chemical, biological and ecological perspectives, including fishery sciences and integrated approaches.


“This volume … includes a series of specialized studies that, given the methodology and results, will be of interest to researchers who deal with similar issues in other parts of the world. … Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals.” (J. T. Andrews, Choice, Vol. 57 (2), October 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • SFJO Japan, Masion franco-japonaise de Tokyo, Yokohama College of Commerce, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Teruhisa Komatsu

  • SFJO France, Académie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de Marseille, Marseille, France

    Hubert-Jean Ceccaldi

  • SFJO Japan, Masion franco-japonaise de Tokyo, Department of Ocean Sciences, Laboratory of Physics and Environmental Modeling, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

    Jiro Yoshida

  • SFJO France, Paris, France

    Patrick Prouzet

  • Politique maritime et gouvernance, Correspondant Asie-Pacifique (JAMSTEC), Institut Français pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer), Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

    Yves Henocque

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