Edward L. Miles papers, circa 1980s - circa 2000s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Miles, Edward L
Title
Edward L. Miles papers
Dates
circa 1980s - circa 2000s (inclusive)
Quantity
15.53 cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection Number
5970 (Accession No. 5970-001)
Summary
University of Washington professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs in the Institute for Marine Studies
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Some records stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward L. Miles was born December 21, 1939 in Trinidad, West Indies. He received a B.A. in history from Howard University in Washington, D.C in 1962, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Denver in 1965. He served on the faculty of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver 1965-1974. Miles joined the University of Washington faculty as Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs in the Institute for Marine Studies in 1974 and remained there for the remainder of his career. From 1982-1993 he served as Director of the School of Marine Affairs (formerly the Institute for Marine Studies). He was appointed the Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs in 1994, Senior Fellow of the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Oceans (JISAO) in 1995, and co-director of the Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) in 2002. Miles founded and directed the UW Climate Impacts Group (1995-2010) in order to develop a regionally-based, integrated science and policy approach to addressing climate risks.

Miles' fields of specialization included international law and organization; science, technology, and international relations; marine policy and ocean management; and the impacts of climate variability and climate change. His early research and engagement included the allocation of electronic spectrum in outer space. He then focused on negotiations designed to restructure and significantly expand the entire legal regime for the world ocean, negotiations that led ultimately to the Law of the Sea Convention. This marine focus continued with projects on regional ocean governance, global tuna management, sub-seabed disposal of high-level radioactive wastes, the employment of social sciences in ocean management, the effectiveness of international environmental regimes, and finally assessment of global climate change with specific application to the Pacific Northwest.

He played a major role in the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) and he later published a book about his experience titled "Global Ocean Politics: The Decision-Process at the Third United Nations Conference of the Law of the Sea, 1973-1982" Miles was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Sciences in 2003.

Edward Miles died on May 7, 2016 at the age of 76.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Project files, including North Pacific Project, US fishery managment plans, and world fisheries; course materials; lecture audio recordings; writings and publications; records from the development of the School of Marine Affairs, UW Program on the Environment, and the UW Climate Impacts Group.

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Course MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
3, 5, 12
Course Materials
17-18
Lectures on Cassettes

Series 2:  Project FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
World Fisheries Project
1982-1984
2
Japan and Korea Materials
2
North Pacific Project
2
Fisheries Statistics
2
PFMC Evolution of Salmon Fishery Management Plan
3
World Fisheries Project
1982-1984
7
Indian Ocean
7
Limits in the Sea Series US Dept. State
8
NPFMC Early Documents
9
North Pacific Project Project Files Fisheries
10
North Pacific Project Project Administration Files
11
North Pacific Project Project Files Fisheries
11
North Pacific Project Japan and Korea Materials
13
North Pacific Project US Fishery Management Plans
13
FCMA
14
North Pacific Project US Fishery Management Plans
15
EU & Los Negotiation Fisheries

Series 3:  Involvement in the Development of the School of Marine Affairs, UW Program on the Environment, and the UW Climate Impacts GroupReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
5
Early History Design & Implementation of UW Climate Impacts Group
6
Early History Design & Implementation of UW Climate Impacts Group
6
SMA PhD Proposal UW Program on the Environment Design
6
SMA PhD Proposal UW Program on the Environment Design
7
SMA PhD Proposal UW Program on the Environment Design
10
1996 Task Force for Environmental Design UW

Series 4:  Professional Engagement, Research, and WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Book Edits
4
Miles Engagement in International Organizations
16
Assorted Slides
19
Rolodex Contacts
20
Bibliography Cards
21
Bibliography Cards
22
Peer Reviewed Papers, Notes and Comments on Misc. Reports

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Climatic changes--Study and teaching
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Fisheries--Study and teaching
  • Law of the sea--Study and teaching
  • Marine animals--Study and teaching
  • Maritime law--Study and teaching
  • Ocean--Study and teaching
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Miles, Edward L.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Climate Impacts Group
  • University of Washington. School of Marine Affairs--Faculty--Archives
  • World Fisheries Project--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Records (Documents)
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. School of Marine Affairs (employer)
    • University of Washington. University Archives (creator)