IB 24: Future of Marine Ecosystems
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- America’s Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change
- Published in 2003 by the Pew Oceans Commission, this report is a result of a three-year, nationwide study of the oceans—the first of its kind in 30 years. The report stresses and issues recommendations for immediate reform of U.S. laws and policies to restore oceanic wildlife and ecosystems and preserve the ecological, economic, and social benefits the oceans provide.
- Census of Marine Life (CoML)
- Coordinated by the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, CoML is a decade-long, international research program assessing and explaining the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine organisms throughout the world’s oceans. Through field studies and other projects, ranging from analyzing historical documents to modeling future ecosystems, CoML will enable scientists to compare what once lived in the oceans to what lives there now, and to project what will live there in the future.
- EurekAlert Marine Science Portal [American Association for the Advancement of Science]
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- Marine Biology Links [SUNY Stony Brook]
- NASA Climate Information
- National Ocean Service [NOAA]
- NOAA.gov - Oceans
- An online information system on coral reefs, ReefBase provides information services to coral reef professionals involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation, and education. ReefBase provides data and information on the location, status, threats, monitoring, legislation, and management of coral reefs in 131 countries, along with data on coral bleaching between 1963 and 2005, downloadable datasets, and a bibliography of nearly 23,400 publications.
- Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station Library Marine Links
- UN Atlas of the Oceans
- Provides information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans; the UN Atlas of the Oceans is designed for policymakers needing to become familiar with ocean issues and for scientists, students, and resource managers needing access to databases and approaches to sustainability.
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