Oceans and Human Health,
Edition 2 Opportunities and Impacts
Edited by Lora Fleming, Lota B. Alcantara Creencia, William H. Gerwick, Hong Ching Goh, Matthew O. Gribble, Bruce Maycock and Helena Solo-Gabriele

Publication Date: 24 Jul 2023

Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, Second Edition explores the inextricably interconnected and complex relationship between oceans and humans. Through the lens of the expanding oceans and human health meta-discipline, this work examines the many invaluable ecosystem services offered by oceans as well as the global anthropogenic impacts, and explores the associated risks and benefits to human health. Written and edited by an interdisciplinary team of experts, the book features international perspectives on the resources available to address these benefits and risks, including enhanced research, policy, and community engagement. The book concludes by examining the future of ocean stewardship and how global populations can unite to nurture and promote our life-enhancing relationship with oceans. This is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, communities, and industry specialists in marine sciences, public health, and international policy. 

Key Features

  • Addresses benefits, opportunities, risks, and impacts resulting from the relationship between oceans and humans, informed by more than 100 international authors
  • Identifies and links necessary tools to relevant disciplines for action, and provides illustrative international case studies
  • Covers scientific, socioeconomic, political, and ethical analyses behind the latest ocean and human health research
  • Provides study questions and horizon scans at the end of each chapter to encourage individual thought and action, offering a resource for course instructors, students, and communities
About the author
Edited by Lora Fleming, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Truro, Cornwall, UK; Lota B. Alcantara Creencia, College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines; William H. Gerwick, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA; Hong Ching Goh, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Matthew O. Gribble, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Bruce Maycock, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health, Fremantle, Australia and Helena Solo-Gabriele, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Table of Contents

1. Overview of Oceans and Human Health

Section I: Ocean Benefits, Opportunities, and Resources
2. Ocean Ecosystem Services
3. Humans and the Sea: Cultural and Historic Value
4. Food from the Ocean
5. Medicines from the Sea
6. Marine Biotech
7. Marine Models
8. Contact with Marine Blue Spaces for Human Health and Well-being

Section II: Ocean Risks and Negative Human Impacts
9. Ocean Ecosystem Degradation and Human Populations
10. Climate Change and the Ocean
11. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
12. Microbial and Antimicrobial Resistance
13. Chemical Pollution and the Ocean
14. Plastics, Behavior Change, and the Ocean
15. Radiation and the Ocean
16. Estimating the impact of Oceans on Human Health: the potential value of a burden of disease approach

Section III: Other Aspects
17. The People of the Seas and the Seas of the People
18. Ocean Sectors

Section IV: Necessary Tools
19. Observing and Monitoring the Ocean
20. Monitoring and Measuring Human Health and Wellbeing
21. Ocean Law, Policies, and Regulation
22. Community Engagement for Ocean and Human Health

Section V: Future Scanning and Innovations
23. Horizon Scan of Oceans and Human Health

24. Ocean Stewardship

Book details
ISBN: 9780323952279
Page Count: 832
Retail Price : £195.00
9781119941316; 9783030550110

Researchers in marine sciences, marine biology, evolution, ecology, public health, medicine, and marine sustainability; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in marine science and public health disciplines, environmental and public health sector administrators; and communities