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Environmental, legal and social implications of ocean urea fertilization: Sulu sea example


Mayo-Ramsay, J, Environmental, legal and social implications of ocean urea fertilization: Sulu sea example, Marine Policy, 34, (5) pp. 831-835 . ISSN 0308-597X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2010.01.004


Ocean urea fertilization is one geoengineering proposal aimed at not only reducing the atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide but also increasing fish populations in nutrient poor areas of the ocean. Theoretically ocean fertilization promises great benefits but there is also the possibility of serious environmental damage to consider. The nature of ocean urea fertilization means it is more likely to be carried out in coastal waters, providing States with different powers to enforce their laws compared to ocean iron fertilization which is more suitable to waters beyond national jurisdiction. This paper considers the process and effect urea, when used for the purpose of ocean fertilization, may have on the marine environment as well as the social implications, particularly for coastal and island people in developing nations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ocean ureafertilization, Ocean fertilization, Carbon mitigation, Geoengineering, Ocean law
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Climate change mitigation strategies
UTAS Author:Mayo-Ramsay, J (Ms Julia Mayo-Ramsay)
ID Code:62655
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2010-03-16
Last Modified:2017-12-08

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