Key Challenges in Geography

Ocean Literacy: Understanding the Ocean

Editors: Koutsopoulos, Kostis C., Stel, Jan (Eds.)

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  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach for geography, environment and marine science and the role of education
  • A highly original area of work recognised as very important in policy terms by European and UN policy makers
  • Based on the first European project in the field, though drawing contributions from around the world
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This book provides an original review of Ocean Literacy as a component of public policy in Europe and beyond. The impact of the ocean on human activities is one of the most significant environmental issues facing humanity. By offering valuable insights into the interrelationships between geography, environment, marine science and education, the book explores key issues relating to the future of our planet and the way people respond to them. This volume discusses concepts concerning citizenship education and co-creation and the role of public policy and different international initiatives in raising awareness and mitigating the effects of over-use and misuse of valuable resources. A range of innovative projects are presented and evaluated from the local to national and global levels.This book advances knowledge and provides a picture of these advances, presents the issues and challenges, including the important role that geography education and geographical awareness could play in advancing the case for Ocean Literacy.This crossdisciplinary book appeals to students and scientists as well as professionals and practitioners in geography, environmental and marine sciences, international policy and many related fields.

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Professor K.C. Koutsopoulos has taught at the University of Colorado, the University of Iowa and the National Technical University of Athens where he served as director of the Geography and Spatial Analysis Lab., as Chairman of the Geography and regional planning Department and as Dean of the Rural and Surveying Engineering School. He is a member of several scientific and academic associations as well as journal boards. In addition, he is VP of EUROGEO and Chief Editor of the European Journal of Geography and the book series titled “key challenges in geography” published by Springer. He has organized numerous congresses, meetings and seminars and he has participated in many more.   He has presented more than 170 papers in various meetings, has published more than 80 papers in refereed journals and has edited or written 70 books and chapters.  
Jan Stel is Prof. em. Ocean Space and Human Activity at the University Maastricht, the Netherlands.Jan studied geology and palaeontology. His thesis concerned a paleo-biological study of Silurian favositid corals of the Swedish island Gotland. As an ocean science manager, he organized ocean going expeditions, developed a European consortium of small European countries to participate in the Ocean Drilling Program, initiated capacity building programs for IOC UNESCO, developed the Dutch Antarctic research program, and organized projects at the interface with the ocean industry. From 2000, he was a professor in ‘Ocean Space and Human Activities’ at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Jan wrote some 350 (popular) science papers and blogs to inform the public at large why ocean space is important for us.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Literacy: Understanding the Ocean
Editors
  • Kostis C. Koutsopoulos
  • Jan Stel
Series Title
Key Challenges in Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70155-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70155-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70154-3
Series ISSN
2522-8420
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 294
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
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