The ocean is our future : Kiel marine scientists on a time trip to 2100.

Nees, Kerstin, Balzereit, Friederike, Feiler-Kramer, Anke and Schäfer, Kirsten, eds. and Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean (2011) The ocean is our future : Kiel marine scientists on a time trip to 2100. . Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean, Kiel, 92 pp. ISBN 978-3-00-036928-5

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Abstract

The oceans mean well with humankind. They are a vital source of food and a regulator of Earth's climate. They make it possible for trade to flow to all corners of the world, while their beauty provides solace to our souls. And are we grateful? No: we exploit them, poison them with our effluents and emissions - and show scant interest in their health.
The marine researchers who have joined forces in the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" in Kiel, Germany, are scientists of international standing who normally publish their work in specialized journals and monographs without judging the oceans' need for protection. Here, however, they explain why we must change our minds and return to responsible stewardship of the oceans.
The authors explore the most varied aspects of the oceans in their daily work - the creatures that populate them, the sea surface, the currents that course through them and the sea floor with its great bounty. They tackle complex issues while always seeking to find answers that are straightforward as possible. Yet even they can sometimes find no answers.
In "The Ocean is our Future" scientists give us easily understandable insights into their fields of research. Each takes us on a personal journey through time: to oceans of 2100. Some of their visions are dramatic, some pessimistic and some optimistic; some express heartfelt wishes. Their perspectives are as diverse as the colors of the sea. Yet what unites them is their common endeavor: to motivate people to handle their most valuable habitat with greater awareness and more concern for sustainability.

Document Type: Book
Additional Information: Buch vorhanden in der GEOMAR-Bibliothek / Book in stock in the GEOMAR Library: MEER 59
Keywords: Meereswissenschaften; Climatology; Oceans; future perspectives
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
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Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 14:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:00
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/13732

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