Ocean Commission mid-term report
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 83, Issue 43, page 482, 22 October 2002
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2002), Ocean Commission mid-term report, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(43), 482–482, doi:10.1029/EO083i043p00482-04.(
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In its mid-term report issued on 24 September, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy paints a bleak picture of the oceans and marine resources.
Among the concerns are dramatic increases in population and pollution along shorelines, which indicate that the management of U.S. coastal areas is inadequate. Other problems outlined include outdated and under-utilized ocean and coastal observing and prediction systems, jurisdictional and legal confusion and ambiguity about coastal laws, and a lack of public awareness about threats to oceans.