Deep-sea Biodiversity and Ecosystems: A Scoping Report on Their Socio-economy, Management and Governanace

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UNEP/Earthprint, 2007 - 84 pages
The objective of this report is to provide an overview of the key socio-economic, management and governance issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of deep-sea ecosystems and biodiversity. The report highlights our current understanding of these issues and identifies topics and areas that need further investigation to close gaps in knowledge. It also explores the needs and means for interfacing research with policy with a view to contributing to the political processes regarding deep-sea and high-seas governance, which are currently ongoing in various international flora within and outside the UN system. In addition, the report provides guidance on the future direction and focus of research on environmental, socio-economic and governance aspects in relation to the deep-sea.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS GOODS SERVICES AND THEIR VALUATION
20
HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND IMPACTS ON THE DEEP SEA
31
GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
54
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