Oceans and Human Health: A rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe

Fleming, LE; McDonough, N; Austen, MC; Mee, L; Moore, MN; Hess, P; Depledge, MH; White, M; Philippart, K; Bradbrook, P; Smalley, A. 2014 Oceans and Human Health: A rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe. Marine Environmental Research, 99. 16-19. 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.05.010

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The European Marine Board recently published a position paper on linking oceans and human health as a strategic research priority for Europe. With this position paper as a reference, the March 2014 Cornwall Oceans and Human Health Workshop brought together key scientists, policy makers, funders, business, and non governmental organisations from Europe and the US to review the recent interdisciplinary and cutting edge research in oceans and human health specifically the growing evidence of the impacts of oceans and seas on human health and wellbeing (and the effects of humans on the oceans). These impacts are a complex mixture of negative influences (e.g. from climate change and extreme weather to harmful algal blooms and chemical pollution) and beneficial factors (e.g. from natural products including seafood to marine renewable energy and wellbeing from interactions with coastal environments). Integrated approaches across disciplines, institutions, and nations in science and policy are needed to protect both the oceans and human health and wellbeing now and in the future.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Harmful algal blooms; Microbial pollution; Anthropogenic chemicals; Marine biotechnology; Climate change; Ocean acidification; Fisheries; Aquaculture; Seafood; Blue carbon; Marine energy; Blue gym; Ocean literacy; Risks; Benefits; EU policy
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Sea and Society
Depositing User: Melanie Austen
Date made live: 25 Feb 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 14:00
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6867

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