NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean

Editors: Berkman, Paul Arthur, Vylegzhanin, Alexander N. (Eds.)

  • The authoritative compilation of expert perspectives on environmental security
  • Unique sharing of international, interdisciplinary and inclusive perspectives
  • Practical strategies identified to promote cooperation and prevent conflict
  •  
  • Urgency to balance environmental protection, economic prosperity and social equity emphasized
  • Global challenge of balancing national interests and common interests highlighted
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4713-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4712-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4751-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This seminal book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop at the University of Cambridge with Russian co-directorship, enabling the first formal dialogue between NATO and Russia about security issues in the Arctic Ocean.  Involving interdisciplinary participation with experts from 17 nations, including all of the Arctic states, this workshop itself reflects progress in Arctic cooperation and collaboration. Interests now are awakening globally to take advantage of extensive energy, shipping, fishing and tourism opportunities in the Arctic Ocean as it is being transformed from a permanent sea-ice cap to a seasonally ice-free sea.  This environmental state-change is introducing inherent risks of political, economic and cultural instabilities that are centralized among the Arctic states and indigenous peoples with repercussions globally.  Responding with urgency, environmental security is presented as an "integrated approach for assessing and responding to the risks as well as the opportunities generated by an environmental state-change."  In this book – diverse perspectives on environmental security in the Arctic Ocean are shared in chapters from high-level diplomats, parliamentarians and government officials of Arctic and non-Arctic states; leaders of Arctic indigenous peoples organizations; international law advisors from Arctic states as well as the United Nations; directors of inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations; managers of multi-national corporations; political scientists, historians and economists; along with Earth system scientists and oceanographers.  Building on the “common arctic issues” of “sustainable development and environmental protection” established by the Arctic Council – environmental security offers an holistic approach to assess opportunities and risks as well as develop infrastructure responses with law of the sea as the key “international legal framework” to “promote the peaceful uses” of the Arctic Ocean.  With vision for future generations, environmental security is a path to balance national interests and common interests in the Arctic Ocean for the lasting benefit of all.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Opening Remarks

    Chilingarov, Arturo Nikolayevich

    Pages 3-5

  • Opening Remarks

    Olsen, Inuuteq Holm

    Pages 7-10

  • Opening Remarks

    Ellingsen, Jan Arild

    Pages 11-12

  • Diminishing Sea-Ice Extent and Thickness in the Arctic Ocean

    Wadhams, Peter

    Pages 15-30

  • Arctic Climate Change: Security Challenges and Stewardship Opportunities

    Yalowitz, Kenneth S.

    Pages 31-36

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4713-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4712-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4751-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean
Editors
  • Paul Arthur Berkman
  • Alexander N. Vylegzhanin
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4713-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4713-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4712-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-4751-7
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 459
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
Topics