The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, leading to the governance, sustainable management of resources and adaptation of our societies to change.
Living marine resources have been used by humans for millennia. Progress in scientific research and biotechnologies has thus led to finding a use for algal biomass, as well as to the discovery of an astounding number of pharmaceuticals from marine organisms. Technological advances have also enabled us to develop means of exploiting renewable energy.
1. Fishing in the Mediterranean, Past and Present: History and Technical Changes, Daniel Faget and Jacques Sacchi.
2. Microalgae and Biotechnology, Jean-Paul Cadoret, Gaël Bougaran, Jean-Baptiste Bérard, Grégory Carrier, Aurélie Charrier, Noémie Coulombier, Matthieu Garnier, Raymond Kaas, Loic Le Déan, Ewa Lukomska, Elodie Nicolau, Catherine Rouxel, Bruno Saint-Jean and Nathalie Schreiber.
3. Pharmacology of Reef Marine Organisms, Cécile Debitus and Jean Guézennec.
4. Marine Renewable Energies, Michel Paillard, Bernard Multon and Marc Bœuf.
André Monaco is Emeritus Director of Research for the French national research center (CNRS). His research interests concern marine sedimentology and geochemistry. He was responsible for part of the organizing committee for several French and European programs and has been guest editor for four special issues in international journals.
Patrick Prouzet is Director of Research focusing on the ecosystemic approach at Ifremer in France. He specializes in the biology and dynamics of amphibiotic fish such as Atlantic salmon and eels. He is the author or co-author of several works on these species or on estuarine fishing.
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