INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF MARINE OIL POLLUTION, OCEAN AND COASTAL LAW PROGRAM

Although this paper examines specifically the problem of oil pollution of the marine environment by vessels, the underlying theme concerns the interdependence of everything on the Earth. This paper provides an overview of the problem as it exists prior to the 1976 New York Law of the Sea Conference. To examine the question properly, initial definitions must be provided concerning the marine ecosystem, oil, and the interaction of these two. Next the paper explains international awareness of the problems and the general history of international cooperation. Then the various international agreements concerning oil pollution of the marine ecosystem are discussed. Finally this writing details the most recent developments leading up to the 1976 New York meeting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Miami

    Sea Grant Institutional Program
    Miami, FL  USA  33124
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, A W
    • Bissell, W K
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Bull No. 33, N0AA-76041404
  • Contract Numbers: N0AA-04-5-158-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM