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Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
As man expands his horizons on planet earth, he is beginning to turn increasingly to the oceans as a source of resources, and at a pace commensurate with the growth of his needs and his technical ability. Traditionally the deep sea has always been a "no man's land," an unlimited source of space to be traversed and used infrequently. A scarcity of natural resources and an abundance of human extensions (i.e. technology) are together making deep ocean seclusion a thing of the past. Increasing use of a particular resource is a limited space sooner or later implies an increasing need for management and control of that resource. This paper will attempt to develop a system through which compromise can be attained in the use of the deep ocean resources.
Poitras, Ronald, "The Ocean Resource: A Scenario for Its Control" (1969). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 144.