Small Islands: Marine Science and Sustainable Development

Small Islands: Marine Science and Sustainable Development

Editor(s): George A. Maul

Published Online: 12 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902654

Online ISBN: 9781118665237

DOI: 10.1029/CE051

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 51.

Small tropical and subtropical islands are particularly attuned to the effects of the surrounding ocean and atmosphere. Frequently, these islands are densely populated and rely on the sea for sustenance and economic viability. Oftentimes too, individual island nations do not have the resources to address issues in oceanography and marine meteorology that are central to their future well-being. United Nations agencies, government and non-government organizations, and universities are dimly aware of their role to enhance collaboration between natural scientists and resource managers, particularly for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Accordingly, a meeting entitled "Small Island Oceanography in Relation to Sustainable Economic Development and Related Coastal Area Management" was held in Martinique, French Antilles, November 8-10, 1993.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 6

      Sea Level, Tides, and Tsunamis (pages 83–119)

      George A. Maul, Malcolm D. Hendry and Paolo A. Pirazzoli

    3. Chapter 14

      Beach Erosion and Mitigation (pages 238–249)

      Guillermo García Montero and José L. Juanes Martí

    4. Chapter 17

      Microbial Water Quality on a Caribbean Island (Martinique) (pages 284–297)

      Monique Pommepuy, Annick Derrien, Françoise Le Guyader, Dominique Menard, Marie-Paule Caprais, Eric Dubois, Elizabeth Dupray and Michele Gourmelon

    5. Chapter 23

      Sustainable Development and Small Island States of the Caribbean (pages 385–419)

      Erik Blommestein, Barbara Boland, Trevor Harker, Swinburne Lestrade and Judith Towle

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