Global Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management: Issues and Solutions by Matej DavidGlobal Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management: Issues and Solutions by Matej David

Global Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management: Issues and Solutions

byMatej DavidEditorStephan Gollasch

Hardcover | November 19, 2014

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Ballast water management is a complex subject with many issues and still limited knowledge, however, it is building up on new scientific researches and practical experience. The Ballast Water Management Convention is the global legal framework which still needs to be implemented.

This book brings together a long-term and newest experience from practical work, scientific research, administration and policy involvements, offering unique insights to readers who would like to learn more about this subject. It also provides recommendations and practical solutions especially important for professionals, administrations and organizations in the process of the implementation of this Ballast Water Management Convention.

Matej David (PhD) has background in shipping/maritime transport, he is ships officer, continued his career at a university starting as assistant and researcher, became professor and leader of different projects. In his doctoral degree he developed a ballast water management decision support system, which is the first worldwide in this ...
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Title:Global Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management: Issues and SolutionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:306 pagesPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401793662

ISBN - 13:9789401793667

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2.- Vessels and Ballast Water.- Chapter 3. The Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens with Ballast Water and their Impacts.- Chapter 4. Policy and Legal Framework and the Current Status of Ballast Water Management Requirements.- Chapter 5. Ballast Water Management under the Ballast Water Management Convention.- Chapter 6. Ballast Water Management Systems for Vessels.- Chapter 7. Risk Assessment in Ballast Water Management. - Chapter 8. Ballast Water Sampling and Sample Analysis for Compliance Control. - Chapter 9. Ballast Water Management Decision Support System.- Chapter 10. Ballast Water Management Decision Support System Model Application.- Chapter 11. Overall Conclusions on the Ballast Water Issue and its Management Options.

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"The editors of Global Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management compile a series of papers intended to serve students and scientists in aquatic ecology and maritime-related fields of study (marine transport, naval architecture, and policy making). The book provides a detailed review of the state of ballast water management, with a structure that enables readers to build a comprehensive understanding of the technical, policy, and ecological issues." (Lisa A. Drake, Biological Invasions, Vol. 17, 2015)