Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean: Resource Economics, Strategic Vision, and Ethical Governance


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Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean: Resource Economics, Strategic Vision, and Ethical Governance Authors: , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 312 Illustrations and other contents: 63 Tables, black and white; 69 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367334673 Categories: , , , , , ,

The economic paradigms currently dominating the world are not sustainable. The threats from climate change, exploitation-based approaches to commerce and the acquisition of resources are looming large as well as the possibility of military flare-ups. Maintaining a balance between development and ecosystems, aspirations for growth and the need for sustainability is a prescient challenge. The Indian Ocean region (IOR) encompasses some of the poorest countries in the world and those that will bear the brunt of negative impacts from climate change. This book explores the immense potential of the Indian Ocean region, and how best to maintain sustainable and responsible economic and strategic activities. The combination of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship will create the new blue economy business model, which has the potential to transform society. Based on critical analysis of the model and its practical applications, including risks as well as opportunities, the topics discussed range from food security, energy, resilience to climate change, trade and investments, improved maritime connectivity to tourism, poverty alleviation, and socio-economic growth, crossing a wide range of interests and expertise. The first book to analyze together the geo-politics, geo-resources, and geo-hazards of the IOR and to identify opportunities and methods to achieve success. Covers detailed assessment of available resources (fisheries, mineral, energy), threats such as pollution (plastic, acoustic, carbon, bio-invasion), geopolitics (maritime security, military invasion), and strategic vision (determining carrying capacity, ethical governance, responsible ecosystem) of the Indian Ocean. Analyzes the economics of blue economy, the global scenario including Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and the aspect of Chinese geopolitical invasion in the Indian Ocean. Inspires entrepreneurs to adopt new ways of creating economic benefits, reducing energy use, increasing revenue while simultaneously helping communities involved. Discusses the threat and security perspectives of the IOR and the collective responsibility for a sustainable use of resources. Crossing a wide range of interests and expertise, this book explores topics and ideas that will be essential to researchers and professionals in marine sciences, economics, business, geography, and political sciences. Graduate students in the same fields as well as any and all organizations that maintain a presence in the IOR will likewise find this book a valuable resource.

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Author Biography

Ranadhir Mukhopadhyay is a Professor of Marine Science. He has been the former Director of Mauritius Oceanography Institute (Mauritius) and the Chief Scientist and Head - HRM of the CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has a PhD in Marine Geology and a PhD in Public Administration and is presently attached with the Center for Contemporary Research in Goa. He has 35 years of research and 20 years of teaching experience at postgraduate and PhD levels. He has authored four books and five-dozen research papers and awarded with, among other, Krishnan Gold Medal and Coggin Brown Gold Medal. V. J. Loveson is a Professor and Chief Scientist at the CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. With a PhD in Applied Geology, he has about three decades of experience in mineral resources mapping, Quaternary research, sea level studies, paleo-climate reconstruction, coastal disaster management and Marine Archaeology. Dr. Loveson has edited three books and authored 30 research papers. Sridhar D. Iyer has a PhD in Geology and is a Professor and Chief Scientist with CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. Dr. Iyer has 35 years of research experience in Ocean Science, and two decades of teaching experience. He has authored 2 books, 70 research papers and has been awarded with the CSIR-Raman Research Fellowship and CSIR-Young Scientist award. Dr. P. K. Sudarsan, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Goa University, Goa, India. He has a PhD in Economics from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has almost 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of economics. His area of specialization is International Economics and Applied Economics. He has published books and articles in the above areas with reputable national and international journals. He is member of professional organisations like Indian Economic Association, Indian Econometric Society, etc. He is involved in academic extension and outreach activities and is a columnist for newspapers.