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CHANS : modeling the dynamics of HABs, human communities, and policy choices along the Florida Gulf Coast
Coupled human-nature systems (CHANS) involve dynamic interactions between humans and nature, often influenced by and affecting the distinct dynamic characteristics of each component. We present an overview of an ongoing ...
Construction kits or virtual worlds; management applications of E2E models
We review briefly the diversity of modeling activity that comes under the rubric of end-to-end (E2E) models, but the focus of this paper – of joint concern to researchers and to managers - is on applications to management ...
The costs of respiratory illnesses arising from Florida Gulf Coast Karenia brevis blooms
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-05-01)
Algal blooms of Karenia brevis, a harmful marine algae, occur almost annually off the west coast of Florida. At high concentrations, K. brevis blooms can cause harm through the release of potent toxins, known as brevetoxins, ...
Scientific research and the Galapagos marine resources reserve : synopsis of a workshop April 20-24, 1987 Guayaquil, Ecuador
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991)
In 1986 the Government of Ecuador established the Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve encompassing the entire Galápagos Archipelago, an area embracing 70,00 square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean and its underlying seabed. ...
CHANS : the characteristics of cost-effective policy responses for harmful algal blooms [poster]
A growing concern for coastal management is the choice of appropriate public or private responses to HABs as a natural hazard. Considerable efforts have been devoted to understanding the scientific aspects of HABs, ...
Coupled nature-human (CNH) systems : generic aspects of human interactions with blooms of Florida Red Tide (Karenia brevis) and implications for policy responses
Coupled nature-human (CNH) systems are now the focus of a growing number of interdisciplinary re-search programs worldwide (Liu et al. 2007a). As implied by the term “coupled,” these systems involve interactions between ...
CHANS : Florida red tides and coastal populations as a coupled nature-human system
Coupled nature-human (CNH) systems are now the focus of a growing number of inter-disciplinary research programs worldwide. As implied by the term “coupled,” these systems in-volve interactions between humans and nature, ...
The management of ocean and coastal resources in Colombia : an assessment
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)
This report summarizes the results of an 18-month study of coastal and marine resources development in Colombia. The study was a result of a request by the Direccion General Maritima y Portuaria (DIMAR) of the Colombian ...
Ocean acidification’s potential to alter global marine ecosystem services
(Oceanography Society, 2009-12)
Ocean acidification lowers the oceanic saturation states of carbonate minerals and decreases the calcification rates of some marine organisms that provide a range of ecosystem services such as wild fishery and aquaculture ...
Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides
The potential emergence of an ocean mining industry to exploit seafloor massive sulfides could present opportunities for oceanographic science to facilitate seafloor mineral development in ways that lessen environmental harms.