The development of new ocean resources and uses will be as dependent upon the nature of the regulatory framework as upon the existence of technological capabilities. The two must be considered alongside each other. The engineering community will benefit by participating in the evolution of the regulatory regime of the oceans. The ocean of the eighties will be highly regulated. This paper sketches one view of the future regulatory regime. It offers several characteristics which might be sought in an ideal regime, and examines the major areas in which issues are likely to exist to prevent its coming into being. The areas concern acquisition and use of scientific and technical data in the legal processes relating to ocean use, federal organization for ocean policy and regulatory formulation, and the role of U.S. coastal states' interests in future ocean regimes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Nyhart, J D
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00173993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM