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Supplementary conference reading material

The Oceans: an opportunity for a new level of international cooperation or a tragedy of the commons?


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Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference.



Simon Webb: discussion points

The Economist Technology Quarterly/Ocean Technology: Blue-sea thinking. 10 March, 2018

Anthony Charles and Lisette Wilson: Human dimensions of Marine Protected Areas. ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 66, Issue 1, 1 January 2009, Pages 6–15, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsn182

E McLeod et al: Designing marine protected area networks to address the impacts of climate change. The Ecological Society of America. Front Ecol Environ 2009; 7(7): 362–370, doi:10.1890/070211 (published online 10 Oct 2008).

Ian Urbina: Palau vs. the Poachers. New York Times, 17 February 2016

Barner, A.K., J. Lubchenco, C. Costello, S.D. Gaines, A. Leland, B. Jenks, S. Murawski, E. Schwaab, and M. Spring.  Solutions for recovering and sustaining the bounty of the ocean: Combining fishery reforms, rights-based fisheries management, and marine reserves. Oceanography 28(2):252–263, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.51. 2015

California Environmental Associates and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Our Shared Seas: A 2017 Overview of Ocean Threats and Conservation Funding. 2017

L.M. Wedding, S.M. Reiter (COS) et al: Managing the Mining of the Deep Sea Bed.
Science, 10 Jul 2015: Vol. 349, Issue 6244, pp. 144-145. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac6647 

Kittinger et al (incl. Sara McDonald, MBA): Committing to socially responsible seafood. Science, 02 Jun 2017: Vol. 356, Issue 6341, pp. 912-913, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9969

Ben Minteer, Jane Maienschein and James P. Collins, ed. The Ark and Beyond: The evolution of zoo and aquarium conservation. Chapter 12: “Lessons from Thirty-One Years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Reflections on Aquariums’ Expanding Role in Conservation Action,” by Margaret Spring

International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification: The Action Toolkit: Building Your Ocean Acidification Plan.

Plastic and Ocean Platform: What we know and what we don't know about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Government Office for Science: Foresight Future of the Sea: A report from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.  21 March, 2018

Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis: New maps show the utterly massive imprint of fishing on the world's oceans. Washington Post, 22 February 2018

Robert Panipilla: Preparation for Marine Biodiversity Register and the Documentation of Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Practices of Fishermen in the Trivandrum Coast, Kerala, India. Excerpt from Institute for Global Environmental Strategies publication, March 2017

Robert Panipilla: excerpt from presentation at UN Ocean conference, 2017, New York

Robert Panipilla
and Aneesha Ani Benedict: The Sea Around Us, published online by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, April 2014

Robert Panipilla: Eyes on their fingertips: some aspects of the arts, science, technology and culture of the fisherfolk of Trivandrum, India. Chennai, India, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, 114pp. (ICSF Occasional Paper) ISBN 978-93-80802-37-4, 2015

Christine Spiten: Looking Under the Surface: Technology's Impact on Empathy. TEDx Talk, 6 December 2017

Paul Holthus: Beyond the horizon: ocean solutions to climate change and the carbon economy. Op-ed, 2017



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