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Abstract

The RISKER (environmental risks from large-scale ecological research in the deep sea: A desk study) report was initiated through the European Commission and addresses the question of whether marine ecological research could in itself be unacceptable from an environmental standpoint. The international study group specifically considered the environmental acceptability of conducting the research needed to assess:

- The impacts of past uses of the deep ocean for various types of waste disposal;
- The sustainability of ocean resources in the face of any future exploitation of sea-bed minerals;
- The environmental acceptability of any disposal of waste into the deep ocean for which alternative management approaches (eg waste minimization, re-cycling and land-fill) become insufficient to circumvent environmental problems as a result of the growth of human populations and the concomitant increases in industrialization. on.

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Authors: THIEL H, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft (DE);ANGEL M V, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft (DE);FOELL E J, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft (DE);RICE A L, NERC Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Godalming (GB);SCHRIEVER G, Biolab Forschungsinstitut, Hohenwestedt (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1998) 210pp., ECU 8.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3517-0
Record Number: 199811058 / Last updated on: 1998-09-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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