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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN COASTAL WATERS AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN HEALTH1 JAY LEMERY, University of Colorado, Denver, CO PAUL SANDIFER, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, SC CARL SHAPIRO, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA JOHN SPENGLER, Harvard University, Boston, MA HAROLD ZENICK, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution. v
ROUNDTABLE ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, RESEARCH, AND MEDICINE1 FRANK LOY (Chair), Washington, DC LYNN R. GOLDMAN (Vice Chair), George Washington University, Washington, DC HENRY A. ANDERSON, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison JOHN M. BALBUS, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD JAMES K. BARTRAM, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill LINDA S. BIRNBAUM, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC LUZ CLAUDIO, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY DENNIS J. DEVLIN, ExxonMobil Corporation, Irving, TX RICHARD A. FENSKE, University of Washington, Seattle ALISTAIR FRASER, Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague, The Netherlands LUIZ A. GALVÃO, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC BERNARD D. GOLDSTEIN, University of Pittsburgh, PA RICHARD J. JACKSON, University of California, Los Angeles SUZETTE M. KIMBALL, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA JAY LEMERY, University of Colorado, Denver ANDREW MAGUIRE, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC LINDA A. MCCAULEY, Emory University, Atlanta, GA AL MCGARTLAND, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC DAVID M. MICHAELS, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC CANICE NOLAN, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium MARTIN A. PHILBERT, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor CHRISTOPHER J. PORTIER, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA PAUL SANDIFER, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, SC 1 Institute of Medicine forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution. vii
JOHN D. SPENGLER, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA LOUIS W. SULLIVAN, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA ANNE M. SWEENEY, Texas A&M University, College Station G. DAVID TILMAN, University of Minnesota, St. Paul PATRICIA VERDUIN, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ NSEDU OBOT WITHERSPOON, Childrenâs Environmental Health Network, Washington, DC HAROLD ZENICK, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC IOM Staff CHRISTINE COUSSENS, Study Director (until August 2013) ERIN RUSCH, Associate Program Officer ANDRÃS GAVIRIA, Research Associate HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice viii
Reviewers This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Councilâs Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary: Samantha Joye, University of Georgia Kimberley Thigpen-Tart, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Juli Trtanj, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Richard B. Johnston, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution. ix
Contents 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Aims of the Workshop, 1 Structure of the Summary, 3 References, 4 2 CONCEPTUAL ISSUES 5 Understanding Ecosystem Services, 5 Integration of Environmental Health and Marine Ecosystem Services, 13 Discussion, 19 References, 21 3 STRESSORS IMPACTING COASTAL AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN HEALTH 23 Relationships Among Stressors, Ecosystem Services, and Human Health, 23 Framework for Assessing Marine Ecosystem Services and Human Health, 32 A U.S. Geological Survey Perspective on Stressors Impacting Coastal and Ocean Systems, 36 Discussion, 41 References, 42 4 SEAFOOD SUPPLIES AND FOOD SECURITY 45 Fish, Fisheries, and Food Security, 45 Putting the World on a Fork, 50 Aquaculture: Ensuring a Future Seafood Supply for a Healthy Population and Environment, 56 New Opportunities for Resource Management: Life-Cycle Analysis, Sustainability, and Co-Benefits, 64 Discussion, 69 References, 72 5 OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDICINES 75 Current and Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Pharmaceuticals from the Sea, 75 References, 81 xi
xii CONTENTS 6 COASTAL CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH 83 The Role of Coastal Ecosystems in Protecting Gulf Coast Communities, 83 Discussion, 86 References, 87 7 ENSURING BENEFITS OF RECREATIONAL WATERS THROUGH MONITORING 89 Use of Indicator Organisms to Assess Public Health Benefits and Risks Associated with Recreational Use of Natural Waters, 89 Discussion, 95 References, 96 8 NEW APPROACHES TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN HEALTH 97 Framing of Management of Ecosystem Services, 97 Protecting Water Quality: Tampa Bay, Florida, 100 Optimizing Ecosystem Services in the Face of Global Increases in Human Consumption and Population Growth, 108 Discussion, 113 References, 115 9 CLOSING OBSERVATIONS 117 APPENDIXES A WORKSHOP AGENDA 119 B SPEAKER BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 125