Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management is now available in paperback. Published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), this book is the first to focus exclusively on the role of scientific information in the development of coastal and ocean policy and management of the oceans.
“Researchers looking for inspiration will find this book invaluable. The book will be equally interesting for decision makers.” (Hunka, 2017, p. 218)
“Because the book offers such a variety of perspectives and approaches – combined with a comprehensive structure – it makes a good reference point for various topics of interest for both newcomers and those more knowledgeable about the issues.” (Bjørkan, 2017, p. 811)
Few now disagree that in combatting serious anthropogenic ecological problems, such as climate change, public policy development should be informed by the best available scientific information. However, with the vast volume of information currently available through multiple communication methods and with public resources often constrained by economic and political factors, an urgent need exists to understand and strengthen the channels by which scientific information reaches policy- and decision-makers. Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management is a timely publication amid this period of environmental crisis and opportunity.
“ICOM [integrated coastal and ocean management] policy connoisseurs will find a wealth of perspectives, material and useful references; the book will be extremely useful in academia for undergraduate and postgraduate research students.” (Walmsley, 2017, p. 166)
“A significant strength of this book is that it is multidimensional with regards to theory and scale and combines this with practical examples. It offers insights and rich descriptions of the sectors that are important to coastal and ocean management.” (Bjørkan, 2017, p. 811)
First published in May 2016, this book is now available in hardcover, ebook, and paperback editions from CRC Press and other booksellers.
Bjørkan, M. (2017). [Review of] Science, information, and policy interface for effective coastal and ocean management, edited by Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo and Peter G. Wells. Marine Biology Research, 13(7), 811–812. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1293271
Hunka, A. D. (2017). [Review of] Science, information, and policy interface for effective coastal and ocean management. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 13(1), 217–218. https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.1853
Walmsley, D. (2017). [Review of] Science, information, and policy interface for effective coastal and ocean management. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 49(1), 163–167. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/nsis/article/view/nsis49-1walmsley/6038