Marine Policy. ..or the black art of converting politicians into custodians of the environment Steve Hall November 2008 [email protected] National Marine Coordination Office, NOCS. Why call it Earth, when it’s clearly Ocean? (Arthur C Clarke).
..or the black art of converting politicians into custodians of the environment
Steve Hall November 2008
National Marine Coordination Office, NOCS
If you gathered all of the waters, from oceans, rivers, clouds, ice - and gathered
them into a ball, it would be the size of the blue sphere over Europe shown below..
Ocean drilling, Damon Teagle
Heiko Palike Arctic Palaeoceanography
Swire Foundation Ocean monitoring.
Atlantic Overturning Circulation
Harry Bryden, Stuart Cunningham, Hannah Longworth
Ocean surface fluxes &
….BUT NOTHING CHANGES
The oceans is LOW PRIORITY compared with schools, health, economy.
Parliamentary time is in short supply.
Change only occurs if pressure is applied.
Most people only experience the
marine environment during their
“Marine and maritime science has a huge role to play in the formulation of the measures that will contribute to increased competitiveness and sustainable economic growth and jobs in the European knowledge-based economy.”
Commissioner Joe Borg
Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
EurOCEAN 2007, Aberdeen
A dynamic maritime economy in harmony with the marine environment, supported by sound marine scientific research and technology
The oceans and seas bound Europe,
but they also bind it together.
José Manuel Barroso, EU President
EU Parliament 2005
From Green to Blue
EU Green Paper on Maritime Policy
Coordinated input to Government consultations
MSP - Current Use of the Irish Sea