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Assessment of Estuarine Trophic Status (ASSETS)
ASSETS’s site was established by cooperation between NOAA and IMAR. The website provides access to a dataset containing information on the status of systems worldwide (n=157) where the ASSETS screening model has been applied. The ASSETS model is build upon the US National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA) developed by NOAA. The website also provides access to publications, details on the methodology of the model, etc.

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)
CERF is a multidisciplinary organization composed by individuals who study and manage estuarine systems and the effects of human activities on these important land-ocean transition zones. The organization aims to promote research in estuarine and coastal ecosystems, support education of scientists, decision-makers and the public, while facilitating communication among these groups. CERF’s website provides access to publications, reference list of publication related to several aspects of estuarine systems worldwide, etc.

Global International Water Assessment (GIWA)
GIWA is a water programme led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The main purpose of GIWA is to conduct detailed assessments on the environmental status of international waters taking into consideration different environmental and socio-economical factors. GIWA’s website provides access to an extensive list of the programme’s publications assessing regional waters globally (listed on this library in their respective regions).

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Project
The LOICZ Project is a project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). It is an international research project involving scientists from across the globe who have been investigating changes in the biology, chemistry and physics of the coastal zone since 1993.


Deltas: Coastal Vulnerability and Management
Ramachandran, R., Ramacandran, P. and Lakshmi, A (eds.). Land Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ).,United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)., Environmental Information System (ENVIS), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India., and Centre with Potential for Excellence in Environmental Sciences (CPEES). Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University Chennai, Chennai – 600025, INDIA, 2009.

Fertilizer requirements in 2015 and 2030
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, 2000.

Global Land Use Area Change Matrix
Holmgren, P. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome, 2006.

Guidelines for aid agencies for improved conservation and sustainable use of tropical and sub-tropical wetlands.
OECD/IUCN: Paris, 1996.

In Dead Water – Merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world’s fishing grounds
Nelleman, C., Hain, S. and J, Alder (eds). United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), GRID-Arendal, Norway, 2008.

SeagrassNet monitoring across the Americas: case studies of seagrass decline
Short, F.T., Kochz, E.W., Creed, J.C., Magalha, K.M., Fernandez, E. and Gaeckle, J.L. Marine Ecology 27: 277-289, 2006.

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific
Waddell, J.E. (ed.). NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 11. NOAA/NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s Biogeography Team Silver Spring, MD, 2005.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - 2008
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Rome, 2009.

World Agriculture: Towards 2015/2030 – an FAO Perspective. Bruinsma, E (ed). Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, 2003.

World Population Prospectus: the 2008 revision population database
United Nations Population Division, 2008.