Reports by Mark J. Spalding

Summary from the roundtable discussion on Blue Growth

"PERVERSE SEA CHANGE: Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Ocean is Facing Chemical and Physical Changes."  American Society of International Law's Cultural Heritage & Arts Review.  Summer 2011: Vol. 2, Issue 1. Mark J. Spalding.

"Sea Science: Marine Spatial Planning is Changing the Way We Deal With Oceans and Coastlines."  American Planning Association.  December 2011.  Mark J. Spalding and Hooper Brooks.

"Before the Sun Sets: Changing Ocean Chemistry, Global Marine Resources, and the Limits of Our Legal Tools to Address Harm."  International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter.  May 2011: Vol. 13, No. 2, Page 8.

"A New Approach to Oceans."  The Environmental Magazine.   March/April 2011 Issue. Mark J. Spalding.

"What is Successful Philanthropy?" March 2011: Pages 19-24.  Travelers' Philanthropy Handbook. Mark J. Spalding.

"Making Lemonade." The Environmental Forum.  January 2011: Volume 28, Number 1.  Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation, discusses ocean governance under the Obama Administration and marine spatial planning. (Download a PDF version of the article and the 12 Questions addressed in the article).

Conflict Resolution for Addressing Climate Change With Ocean-Altering ProjectsEnvironmental Law Reporter. October 2007: 37 ELR 10740. Mark J. Spalding and Charlotte de Fontaubert

Climate Change And Oceans” Published by the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. August 2004. Mark J. Spalding.

Public Knowledge and Attitudes About Coral Reefs Full Report. Edge Research. (June 2002). Conducted for TOF's Coral Reef Foundation, the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, and Seaweb. This is the first nationwide public survey ever conducted on coral reef issues. The report finds that although Americans feel they know little about coral reefs, they are concerned about reef health and are willing to take action to protect reefs. This report has been widely disseminated and it has established the baseline from which other NGOs can and have conducted more focused polls. (Download a PDF version of the executive summary). 

In 2007, we repeated this survey as part of the 2008 International Year of the Reef.  We added in some new questions to address climate change and the coral trade, as well as increasing our sample to included some niche constituencies of reef users. 

Reports on Diving and Research/Science/Technical Diving

"Coral Reef Research: Advances Through the Use of SCUBA." Michael A. Lang. International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, Vol 31, No 1, pp21-27, 2012

"Proceedings Of Advanced Scientific Diving Workshop." Lang, M.A. and N.E. Smith (eds.) 2006. Workshop. February 23-24, 2006. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 277 p.

"The Future of Diving: 100 Years of Haldane and Beyond." Lang, M.A. and Alf O. Brubakk (eds) This publication was co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the Office of Naval Research.  The symposium was convened by the Baromedical and Environmental Physiology Group of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, on 18–19 December 2008.

"Proceedings of the International Polar Diving Workshop." Lang, M.A. and M.D.J. Sayer (eds.) 2007. Proceedings of the International Polar Diving Workshop. Svalbard, March 15-21, 2007. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 213 pp.

"Science Diplomacy. Antarctica, Science, and the Governance of International Spaces." Edited by Paul Arthur Berkman, Michael A. Lang, David W.H. Walton, and Oran R. Young. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2009

"Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium." Edited by Michael A. Lang, Ian G. Macintyre, and Klaus Rutzler. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2009

"Smithsonian At The Poles. Contributions to International Polar Year Science." Igor Krupnik, Michael A. Lang, and Scott E. Miller (eds) A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. 2009

"Proceedings of Validation of Dive Computers Workshop." S. Lesley Blogg, Michael A. Lang and Andreas Mollerlokken (eds) Sponsorship: Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. 2011

"The USA Scientific Diving Medical and Safety Experience." Michael A. Lang. South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) Journal Volume 35 No. 3 September 2005

"The State of Oxygen-Enriched Air (Nitrox)." Michael A. Lang. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Volume 36 No. 2 June 2006

"The Future of Diving. 100 Years of Haldane and Beyond." Michael A. Lang and Alf O. Brubakk (eds) A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, DC. 2009


Other Reports

White Paper on the Extended Continental Shelf by Robin Yeager. 14 October 2013.

Concentrations of the Genotoxic Metals, Chromium and Nickel, in Whales, Tar Balls, Oil Slicks, and Released Oil from the Gulf of Mexico in the Immediate Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Crisis: Is Genotoxic Metal Exposure Part of the Deepwater Horizon Legacy? Research funded by The Ocean Foundation. 

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