Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


Pollution control and abatement has become a national social goal but improvement impeded by lack of adequate resource allocation. The uncertainties of technology, financing, nature, politics, law and institutionalism must be evaluated by corporate and government planners to find long-run solutions. The evaluation of the sensitivity of planning recommendations to the uncertainty involved in this multi-variate problem, along with national economic shifts caused by alternative abatement funding programs is critical in formulating the “best” plan to ensure success of the national program.