Mediterranean Sea: Ecosystems, Economic Importance and Environmental Threats


Terrence B. Hughes (Editor)

Series: Marine Biology, Oceanography and Ocean Engineering
BISAC: SCI052000

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the ecosystems, economic importance and environmental threats to the Mediterranean Sea. Topics discussed include the need for an economic and business oriented approach to ecosystem services in the Mediterranean Sea; marine pollution from shipwrecks at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea; the effects of produced formation water (PFW) on the marine environment of the Mediterranean Sea; Secchi depth and water quality control; an environmental modeling plan for the construction and operation of a marine terminal for regasifying liquefied natural gas in the North Adriatic Sea; and a study of bioactive peptides from the venom of the Mediterranean cone snail conus ventricosus. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Sea: The Need for an Economic and Business Oriented Approach
(Rafael Sardá, Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), Girona, Spain)
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Marine Pollution from Shipwrecks at the Sea Bottom: A Case Study from the Mediterranean Basin
(Mario Sprovieri, Marco Barra, Marianna Del Core, Gabriella Di Martino, Luigi Giaramita, Serena Gherardi, Sara Innangi, Elvira Oliveri, Salvatore Passaro, Teresa Romeo, Paola Rumolo, Daniela Salvagio Manta, Stella Tamburrino, Renato Tonielli, Anna Traina, Giorgio Tranchida, Mattia Vallefuoco, Salvatore Mazzola, Franco Andaloro, IAMC-CNR, Capo Granitola, Italy, and others)

Disposal of Produced Formation Water from Offshore Gas Platforms in the Mediterranean Sea: A Parametric Study on Discharge Conditions Aimed at Mitigating Risks for the Marine Environment
(Daniela Cianelli, Rossella Di Mento, Loredana Manfra, Federico Oteri, Anna Maria Cicero, Enrico Zambianchi, ISPRA, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Via Vitaliano Brancati, Roma, Italy, and others)

Secchi Depth and Water Quality Control: Measurement of Sunlight Extinction
(Javier Ibáñez Civera, Nicolás Laguarda Miró, Eduardo García Breijo, Rafael Masot Peris, Instituto Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universitat Politècnica València, Valencia, Spain, and others)
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An Environmental Monitoring Plan for the Construction and Operation of a Marine Terminal for Regasifying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the North Adriatic Sea
(C. Virno Lamberti, M. Gabellini, C. Maggi, O. Nonnis, L. Manfra, S. Ceracchi, B. Trabucco, G. Moltedo, F. Onorati, G. Franceschini, R. Di Mento, ISPRA Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome, Italy)

Bioactive Peptides from the Venom of the Mediterranean Cone Snail <i>Conus ventricosus</i>
(Maria Carolina Spiezia, Cristiano Chiarabelli, Maria Eugenia Schininà, Fabio Polticelli, Department of Biology, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, and others)


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