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Olivier Musard,Laurence Le Dû-Blayo,Patrice Francour,Jean-Pierre Beurier,Eric Feunteun,Luc Talassinos

While the European Landscape Convention adopted in Florence in 2000 by the European Council offers a public-action framework through a normative definition, the marine and submarine dimensions of landscapes are attracting growing interest from researchers worldwide. At a time when marine-conservation objectives are strongly endorsed by the Convention on Biological Diversity, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, a public institution under the governance of the French Ministry of the Environment, has gathered prominent experts to draft the very first interdisciplinary overview of underwater seascapes, so as to initiate and lend direction to a wider reflection on this emerging research topic.

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DAHOU Tarik, ELLOUMI Mohamed, MOLLE François, GASSAB Maher et ROMAGNY Bruno

Le point de départ des révoltes politiques dans le monde arabe a été Sidi Bouzid, qui faisait partie des euphémiques "zones d'ombre" de la Tunisie intérieure, régions rurales délaissées par les investissements et caractérisées par un manque chronique de ressources. Ces soulèvements trouvent-ils leur origine dans la rareté des ressources et les disparités territoriales ou les inégalités générées par l'allocation des ressources sont-elles centrales ? La gouvernance des ressources naturelles n'est pas encore analysée de manière systématique au sud de la Méditerranée, alors que l'on voit poindre des inégalités croissantes dans l'utilisation des ressources des secteurs agricoles, hydriques, forestiers ou halieutiques. Peut-on expliquer ces inégalités par la seule libéralisation des deux dernières décennies ou doit-on les imputer aux politiques mises en oeuvre par les Etats de la région, dont les autocraties vacillent ? Au-delà des conjonctures politiques ou des interprétations de crise des régimes, les auteurs interrogent les mécanismes de mise en oeuvre des politiques de gestion de la nature, à l'aune des effets de pouvoir qu'ils suscitent à différentes échelles et au niveau de différents secteurs, afin d'analyser la construction sociale des inégalités d'accès aux ressources naturelles et aux rentes associées à leur valorisation. Ces politiques revêtent plusieurs formes, des modèles de gestion aux réformes sectorielles et aux approches spatiales ou territorialisées. Cet inventaire passe par une réflexion sur les principaux schémas de gouvernance des ressources naturelles en évaluant l'alternative de gestion par les communautés, les tendances des politiques agricoles et de l'eau, les outils spatiaux de conservation des espaces littoraux, les statuts conférés aux savoirs locaux, et les indications géographiques. Ces perspectives croisées sur la gouvenrance des ressources révèlent divers mécanismes de gouvernement de la nature qui tendent à créer de l'injustice, révélatrice des changements contemporains dans les manières d'allouer des ressources matérielles et immatérielles liées à l'environnement des sociétés du sud de la Méditerranée. Cet ouvrage est le fruit de la rencontre de chercheurs de multiple disciplines des sciences sociales et d'horizons différents regroupés dans un réseau nord sud et intitulé Gouvernance et sociétés en Méditerranée (egs-mediterranee.org). Ce réseau est dédié aux problématiques de gouvernance des ressources dans l'espace méditerranéen et s'inspire du champ de la political ecology.

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Eugene Levner,Igor Linkov,Jean-Marie Proth

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.

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OECD

Volume I de cette publication évoque les principaux développements intervenus dans les pays de l'OCDE en 1997 dans le domaine des pêcheries et identifie notamment les évolutions en ce qui concerne les politiques gouvernementales, les échanges, et la production. Volume II contient des statistiques sur la pêche et l'aquaculture pour 1995-1997.

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OECD

Ce compendium, mis à jour tous les deux ans, présente des données reliant la pollution et les ressources naturelles à des secteurs d'activité comme l'énergie, les transports, l'industrie ou l'agriculture.

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Leslie Newman,Lester Cannon

Marine Flatworms provides a fascinating introduction to the intriguing world of polyclad flatworms, a group of large, free-living marine Platyhelminthes, which are found throughout the world but are most colourful in tropical waters. Although not related to molluscs, they are often mistaken for sea slugs because of their brilliant colour patterns. Written in an accessible style by two leading experts in the field, this book explores flatworms’ unusual structure, feeding habits, their curious reproductive behaviour (including ‘penis fencing’), their mimicry and toxicology. With a foreword by Professor Reinhardt Kristensen of the Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Marine Flatworms is the first comprehensive guide to polyclad families and genera. It contains more than 300 colour photographs from every part of the world.

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Réunir et faire dialoguer chasseurs et protecteurs de la nature tel est l’objectif de « la chasse en droit compar頻. Malgré quelques divergences, il apparaît que de nombreux objectifs communs au niveau européen peuvent être poursuivis dans les domaines de la conservation de la biodiversité et de la protection des habitats.

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Robert Masello

Journalist Michael Wilde—his world recently shattered by tragedy—has come to the South Pole looking for solace and a new lease on life. But what he finds on a routine dive in the polar sea is something else entirely: the bodies of a young man and a young woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is an ancient chest filled with a sinister cargo. Wilde’s search to unravel the mystery of this doomed couple will lead from the battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, where an age-old curse survives to this day. And as the ice around the lovers begins to melt, Wilde will witness what may be a miracle—or a nightmare—in the making. What is dead, it turns out, is not always gone.

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Donald Wigal

In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars, the winds, the currents, and even of migratory flights. They also used hand-painted maps, which, although certainly summary, were marvellously well-drawn. In following the saga of old sailors, from Eric Le Rouge to Robert Peary, Donald Wigal leads us in discovering the New World. This magnificent overview of maps dating from the 10th to the 18th centuries, often ‘primitive’ and sometimes difficult to understand, retraces the progress of cartography and shows the incredible courage of men who endeavoured to conquer the seas with tools whose geographical accuracy often left much to be desired.

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Davide Enia

A moving firsthand account of migrant landings on the island of Lampedusa that gives voice to refugees, locals, and volunteers while also exploring a deeply personal father-son relationship. On the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost part of Italy, between Africa and Europe, Davide Enia looks in the faces of those who arrive and those who wait, and tells the story of an individual and collective shipwreck. On one side, a multitude in motion, crossing entire nations and then the Mediterranean Sea under conditions beyond any imagination. On the other, a handful of men and women on the border of an era and a continent, trying to welcome the newcomers. In the middle is the author himself, telling of what actually happens at sea and on land, and the failure of words in the attempt to understand the present paradoxes. Enia reveals the emotional consequences of this touching and disconcerting reality, especially in his relationship with his father, a recently retired doctor who agrees to travel with him to Lampedusa. Witnessing together the public pain of those who land and those who save them from death, alongside the private pain of his uncle's illness, pushes them to reinvent their relationship, to forge a new and unprecedented dialogue that replaces the silences of the past.

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National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico

As the Gulf of Mexico recovers from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, natural resource managers face the challenge of understanding the impacts of the spill and setting priorities for restoration work. The full value of losses resulting from the spill cannot be captured, however, without consideration of changes in ecosystem services--the benefits delivered to society through natural processes. An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico discusses the benefits and challenges associated with using an ecosystem services approach to damage assessment, describing potential impacts of response technologies, exploring the role of resilience, and offering suggestions for areas of future research. This report illustrates how this approach might be applied to coastal wetlands, fisheries, marine mammals, and the deep sea -- each of which provide key ecosystem services in the Gulf -- and identifies substantial differences among these case studies. The report also discusses the suite of technologies used in the spill response, including burning, skimming, and chemical dispersants, and their possible long-term impacts on ecosystem services.

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Steven Weinberg

One of the world’s most captivating scientists challenges us to think about nature’s foundations and the entanglement of science and society. Steven Weinberg, author of The First Three Minutes, offers his views on fascinating aspects of physics and the universe, but does not seclude science behind disciplinary walls, or shy away from politics.

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Jeff Lemire

Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife, and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever. ... Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder is a 250-page graphic novel that explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and treasures we all bury deep down inside.