ocean

New Tide Calendar Launched in Tuvalu

The Honourable Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, launched the new 2019 Vaitupu Annual Tide Predictions Calendar yesterday at the National Climate Outlook Forum in Tuvalu. “These are very useful for planning and for Tuvaluans that go out fishing or…

Our Pacific Ocean Media Award launched for the Pacific islands

“Our Pacific Ocean Media Award” has been launched in commemoration of World Ocean Day on 8 June, 2018 to both recognise and encourage Pacific island journalists to highlight our Pacific ocean, the largest resource of our Pacific island region. The health…

Tuvalu aims to improve ocean forecasting and maritime safety

Tuvalu Meteorological Service staff along with stakeholders from across the national maritime industry gathered in Tuvalu this week for a workshop on ocean forecasting and maritime safety. Participants of the workshop highlighted the need for improved…

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)

As stewards of the Pacific Ocean, leaders of the pacific island countries and territories are taking a lead to ‘conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’ as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development…

Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems

The theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is - Our Oceans, Our Future. Over ninety-eight per cent of the Pacific region is ocean.  Marine and coastal ecosystems help to provide Pacific people with food, water, medicines, energy, transport, climate…

Strengthening understanding and use of ocean data in Cook Islands

Regional ocean science experts are in Cook Islands this week as part of a major initiative to strengthen the understanding and application of climate, ocean and sea level information in the Pacific Islands region. The Cook Islands Meteorological Service…

Integrated ocean management unites the Pacific

A Pacific region that is united makes for a strong global voice. How should that voice speak for our ocean? Delegates from across Oceania gathered in Apia, Samoa, this week to discuss new and emerging opportunities to increase the economic benefits to…

‘Time is right’ to boost capacity in Pacific ocean forecasting

Weather forecasters, hydrographers, oceanographers, fisheries officers and maritime safety experts from around the Pacific region have gathered in Nadi, Fiji, today to take part in training to boost understanding, monitoring and forecasting of oceans and…

Pacific Community highlights climate change, resilience and sustainable fisheries at World Conservation Congress

The world’s largest conservation congress kicks-off today in Hawai’i and the Pacific Community has joined over 8,000 global leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia, to garner support for…

Pacific Community scientists join Japanese research exploration

Two scientists from the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, Dr Tim Pickering and Elodie Vourey, will participate in research expedition onboard the University of Tokyo oceanographic research vessel,…
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