Over the last decades, shipping, fisheries and other uses of the oceans have considerably increased. However, adverse impacts caused by man have also been threatening the marine environment and the living resources of the sea. Hence the various international maritime organisations involved in managing the oceans are facing new challenges which in particular may be met by the concept of sustainability. How they cope with the present and future needs is shown in this book compiling information about some of the most relevant organisations in light of a sustainable marine development.
Prof. Dr. Peter Ehlers, President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH) and Professor at the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law Institute of the University of Hamburg. Prof. Dr. Rainer Lagoni (LL.M., Columbia), Professor for public international law at the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law Institute of the University of Hamburg.