CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°31

Marine Sciences and Public Health – some major issues

To be cited as: CIESM 2007. Marine sciences and public health - some major issues. Ciesm Workshop Monograph n°31 [F. Briand, ed.], 128 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I - Executive summary

1. Introduction

2. Toxic chemicals and the risk assessment process
          2.1. Common end points and the application of biomarkers for evaluating toxicants
          2.2. Naturally occurring toxins
          2.3. Complex toxicant problems and possible resolution

3. Microbial pathogens in coastal marine environments
          3.1. Pathogenic microorganisms of relevance to human health in the marine environment
          3.2. Ecology of marine pathogens
          3.3. Ecological mechanisms supporting survival of pathogens in the marine environment
          3.4. Mechanisms reducing survival of pathogens in the marine environment
          3.5. Current hygienic problems in coastal environments
          3.6. Emerging threats and potential mechanisms to increase virulence of microorganisms
          3.7. Possible solutions to improve the hygienic conditions of coastal seawater
          3.8. Interrupting the fecal-oral infection route by integrated coastal management
          3.9. Surveillance, epidemiology and integrated monitoring of marine-borne infectious diseases
          3.10. General conclusions and future research needs regarding pathogens

4. Contribution of marine monitoring programs to human health issues

5. Specific Mediterranean issues

II - Workshop communications

- Sea change: implications for human health and well-being.
Michael H. Depledge ............................................................................................

- Pharmaceutical substances: emergent contaminants in marine and estuarine systems.
H. Budzinski and A. Togola ………………………………………………………...

- Effects of contaminants in marine organisms: from the multibiomarker approach to proteomics.
M. J. Bebianno ………………………………………………………………………………

- Use of toxicogenomics to investigate the effects of toxicants in aquatic systems .
Joshua W. Hamilton ……. ……………………………………………………………………

- Toxicity vs. hormesis in evaluating health effects: applications to bioassays using marine organisms.
Giovanni Pagano, Marco Guida and Edward J. Calabrese ………………………………

- Biomarkers in human and environmental health risk assessment.
Tamara Galloway ……………………………………………………………………………

- Human pathogens in the marine environment - an ecological perspective.
Ingrid Brettar, Carlos A. Guzman and Manfred G. Höfle ………………………………...

- Viabilité et maintien de la virulence des bactéries pathogènes dans l’environnement marin.
Patrick Monfort et Julien Passerat ………………………………

- Vibrio interactions with biotic and abiotic surfaces in seawater and links with pathogenicity.
Laura Canesi, Massimiliano Zampini, Barbara Repetto, Elisabetta Pezzati, A.M. Schito, Luigi Vezzulli, Gabriella Gallo
and Carla Pruzzo …………………..
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- New biotechnology prospects under the Mediterranean Sea.
Ferrer M., Yakimov M.M., Golyshina O.V., Beloqui A., Timmis K.N. and Golyshin P.N. ……

- Arsenic: is it worth monitoring in the Mediterranean Sea?
Michel Warnau, Miguel Gómez-Batista, Carlos Alonso-Hernández and Francesco Regoli

- CIESM Mediterranean Mussel Watch Program Phase II: towards an increased awareness of marine environment and seafood quality.
Alessia M. Rodriguez y Baena and Hervé Thébault ……………………………………

- Latest prospects in coastal pollution monitoring via remote sensing of ocean colour.
Sandrine Mathieu, Claire-Anne Reix, Audrey Minghelli-Roman, Laurent Polidori, Lionel Loubersac
and François Cauneau
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III - Bibliographic references

IV - List of participants