Progressive Engineering Practices in Marine Resource Management

Progressive Engineering Practices in Marine Resource Management

Ivelina Zlateva (Independent Researcher, Bulgaria), Violin Raykov (Institute of Oceanology, Bulgaria) and Nikola Nikolov (Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 455
ISBN13: 9781466683334|ISBN10: 1466683333|EISBN13: 9781466683341|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8333-4

Description

There is overwhelming evidence that marine resources are being overexploited throughout the world. In an effort to conserve the natural resources of the world’s oceans, new methods, technologies, and practices in fishery and marine resource management must be implemented.

Progressive Engineering Practices in Marine Resource Management combines scientific, ecological, and engineering approaches involved in the sustainable management of natural resources. Featuring coverage on key topics relating to environmental management, maritime spatial planning, sustainable fisheries, and waste water treatment, this publication is a critical reference source for fishery associations, scientists, environmental management authorities, and water management directorates interested in emerging technologies and innovative resource management techniques.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Management
  • Fishery Management
  • Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Sediment Analysis
  • Stock Assessment
  • Sustainable Fisheries
  • Waste Water Treatment

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in engineering, fisheries, marine biology, and environmental planning report on engineering and marine resource management in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. Contributors offer perspectives from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Ukraine, Israel, Albania, Turkey, and Portugal. Section 1 describes the implications of engineering practices and computerized methods for environmental modeling. Section 2 examines methods and policies related to fish stock indicators and stock assessment. Section 3 details concepts and approaches in fishery and marine policy, regional management bodies, statistical data analyses, and marine spatial planning. Some specific topics include Black Sea sprat, fishery indicators in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, stock assessment of anchovy in the Northern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the role of the Black Sea Commission in sustainable management, and time series database analysis on fisheries in Greece.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ivelina Yordanova Zlateva, is working on projects and research activities in management, engineering and environmental applications. Her past experience includes National Agency for Fisheries and aquaculture – Fishing Vessels Monitoring Center. Her principal subjects covered include: Automation and Control systems. Dr. Zlateva specializes in information control of computerized systems and technologies and her favorite projects include environmental issues, multitasking, engineering practices, fisheries stock management, and risk assessment.
Violin Raykov is a Research Scientist and lecturer who graduated from the University of Plovdiv holding a MSc degree in Biology. Dr. Raykov has past experience as a researcher at the Institute of Fish Resources at Agricultural Academy. Dr. Raykov is currently a member of the Institute of Oceanology, BAS Ph.D. in hydrobiology. His expertise includes principal investigator in the field of fisheries research in Black Sea, cetaceans, and aquaculture. He is the leader and co-leader of scientific surveys, national expert of several projects to DG MARE, DG ENV. Scientific interests include ichthyology, EC Data collection program, fish stock assessment, fisheries management and biodiversity, indicators under EU MSFP, and cetacean research. He is a focal point of Bulgaria of Advisory Group of Fisheries at Black Sea Commission, Vice Coordinator of WGBS at GFCM, National expert at FAO, member of EWGs at STECF, EC, Chair of B.EN.A. training center of “Marine science and technology” at IO-BAS, Chair of WGSA Black Sea stocks, GFCM as well as author and co-author of over 60 publications.
Nikola Nikolov received education and training from the Technical University of Varna and has a Master of science in automation (1984-1989). Dr. Nikolov earned a PhD from the Technical University of Varna, in 2009 and works as Assoc. Professor, Technical University of Varna, (2013). Dr. Nikolov has 23 years of teaching and research experience. Fields of teaching activities include Technological Processes Control, Industrial Automation Systems Fields of research activities, Synthesis of Modal Adaptive State Controllers with Observer Other scientific interests, Algorithms of Adaptive State Observers Scientific and Educational organizations Membership, Member of Union of Automation and Informatics Languages, Bulgarian, Russian, English.

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