Tagged on: Regional Sea Region

Reports and Books
Guidelines for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Areas: With Special Reference to the Mediterranean Basin - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 161
United Nations Environment programme

This document is intended to provide, within the context of the Barcelona Convention, general guidelines for national policy-makers, managers and professionals involved in the development and implementation of integrated coastal and marine areas management (ICAM) programmes aiming at achieving sustainable development of coastal and marine areas, including exclusive economic zones; and to assist in development of national guidelines for integrated coastal area management and development, and thus, contribute to the implementation of principles and recommendations adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, June 1992). The guidelines contained in this document are based primarily on the experience of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, with special regard for the developing countries of the Mediterranean basin. However, it is believed that, if adapted to locally relevant conditions, they are applicable, with some adjustments, in some other parts of the world, such as the Black Sea, Eastern Africa, the Caribbean, etc. Moreover, the general principles provided in the guidelines and, in particular, those referring to the ICAM process phases, may be considered applicable world wide. The presented guidelines are not a rigid set of prescribed steps and procedures. Rather, they represent a flexible approach consisting of alternative options serving the same goal. The choice and application of the most suitable option in a given situation will depend on the size, nature and actual circumstances of the area planned to be covered by the ICAM programme. The document is not an exhaustive manual covering all aspects and details encountered in the ICAM process. Annex I provides definitions of the most important terms used in the document and, in addition, the reader seeking further clarification is advised to consult the publications listed in the bibliography.

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Reports and Books
Marine Mammals: Global Plan of Action - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 55
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme

This report proposes increases public understanding of marine mammals and their conservation varies greatly among human communities.

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Pollutant modification of atmospheric and oceanic processes and climate: some aspects of the problem

The sixth session of the GESAMP Working group on the interchange of pollutions between the Atmosphere and Ocean stressed the impact of contaminants on climate.

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Legal aspects of preotecting and managing the marine and coastal environment of the east african region: national reports

This report is about protection and development of the marine and coastal environment of the east africn region.

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Methodologie d' inventaire et de controle de l'erosion cotiere dans la region de l' Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
A.C Ibe et R.E Quelennec

Le present projet (WACAF/6) prolonge le projet (WACAF/3) pour aboutir a l'elaboration d'un manuel presentant des methodes appropriees de surveillance de l'erosion cotiere pour la region de l' afrique de l'ouest et du centre, y compris des procedures normalisees d'etude des zones cotieres, qui soient applicables dans cette region.

Download: rsrs107.pdf
Reports and Books
GESAMP: Environmental Capacity; An Approach to Marine Pollution Prevention - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 80
United nations Environment Programme

This is the report of the GESAMP working group on the methodologies and guidelines for the assessement of the pollutants on the marine environment.

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Environmental Impact assessment sewage treatment plant for port Said
Mr. Mohammed Khaled Mostafa

This documents analyzes the shortcomings of EIA procedures and responds to frequent requests for simple and practical approach to EIA, oceans and coastal areas programme activity center (OCA/PAC)

Download: rsrs133.pdf
Orientaciones para la evaluacion del impacto ambiental en los paises en desarrollo
Y.J.Ahmad y , G.K. Sammy
Download: rsrs085.pdf
Assessment of Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal and Associated Freshwater Environment in the Wider Caribbean Region

This document provides a regional overview on land-based sources and activities affecting the marine, coastal and associated freshwater environment in the wider caribbean region (WCR)

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Assessment of the economic imoacts of Hurricane Gilbert on Coastal and marine resources in Jamaica

This document's objective is to summarize the economic and environmental impacts of Hurricane Gilbert which struck Jamaica on 12th September 1988.

Download: rsrs110.pdf