Understanding the Connections Between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health: Workshop Summary

Title

Understanding the Connections Between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health: Workshop Summary

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Description

Understanding the Connections Between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Healthdiscusses the connection of ecosystem services and human health. This report looks at the state of the science of the role of oceans in ensuring human health and identifies gaps and opportunities for future research. The report summarizes a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. Participants discussed coastal waters and ocean ecosystem services in the United States in an effort to understand impacts on human health. Understanding the Connections Between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health focuses on key linkages by discussing the ecosystem services provided by coastal waterways and oceans that are essential for human health and well-being; examining the major stressors that affect the ability of coastal waterways and ocean systems to provide essential services; and considering key factors that can enhance the resiliency of these systems.

ISBN

9780309294683

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

National Academies Press

City

Washington, DC

Keywords

Aquatic Organisms; Oceans and Seas; Ecological Systems

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties

Comments

Contributor Lynn Goldman is affiliated with the George Washington University.