Is Maximum Sustainable Yield a tool of science or of diplomacy? For the world’s fish populations, the concept has stood for years as a working blend of economic goals and conservation principles. The word “sustainable” lends it a particular respectability in our environmental age. It purports to answer the burning question about how many fish… Read More Fisheries Politics Masked as Science
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It’s fun to be a historian of the oceans these days. Environmental scholarship has yielded some fascinating clashes of perspective in recent years, and the conversations are lively. Scientists, historians of science, and environmental scholars are all working intensively to establish a narrative of the sea’s life forms, its physical and…
by Anita McConnell L.F. Marsigli’s Histoire Physique de la Mer resumed and extended his earlier work and was finalised around 1710. He sent it to the Académie des sciences in Paris who read a few extracts then returned the manuscript to him. It lay untouched until in 1721 Marsigli travelled to London and Holland where… Read More Luigi Ferdindo Marsigli (1658–1730)
What can an international commission do in this day and age? In the old days, it was all about keeping member lists and sending out hard copies of newsletters, making everyone feel like part of a community, wherever in the world they lived. Today, it’s the “conversation” part of our lives that we need to… Read More What’s the best way to link scholars?
Historians of oceanography will be well represented at the International Congress on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, held in Manchester in 2013. We are excited to take part in it! ICHO has co-sponsored (with the Pacific Circle) the following panel. The links should work, so go ahead and have a look around!
It took a little patience. Just a little. But historians of the marine sciences have finally accepted the challenge, picked up the gauntlet, lifted anchor, taken some soundings, and dropped the proverbial Nansen bottle into the sea, Yes, we have a new website and blog, with more functionality than the last. Our current president, Walter… Read More ICHO launches new website and blog!