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Pacific Islanders weave traditional knowledge to modern science during a virtual journey on Pacific currents

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) recently convened a virtual event titled Vaka Moana – Weaving Traditional and Modern Science to Understand Current and Future Ocean Conditions. Participants were invited to sail across the region,…

Remarks by Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division SPC at the opening of the 20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session: securing our Blue Pacific region for future generations 

Ni sa bula Vinaka and good morning colleagues and friends.  Our last time together as a community of practice was in November 2019 at the 19th Maritime Boundaries Working Session. For a team like this one, who has met as colleagues and friends year …

Identifying groundwater sources on Fiji’s Kia Island

Although it is composed of 98 per cent ocean, the Pacific is one of the world’s regions where availability of freshwater supplies is the most challenging. On Kia Island in Fiji, where access to water is even more uncertain after one of the strongest…

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​ ​

Ocean acidification week: Some marine organisms may respond positively to ocean acidification

Did you know? Some marine organisms may respond positively to ocean acidification, such as plant and algae that may benefit from increased dissolved CO2. The uptake of CO2 by plants and algae may buffer against ocean acidification in coastal waters and…

Decade of Ocean Science laboratory on Predicted September 16th

Vaka Moana: Weaving traditional and modern science to understand current and future ocean conditions For our voyage through the Pacific, we will follow a current system that will take us from the heart of Polynesia, going West through Melanesia, then…

Ocean acidification week: The current rate of acidification is over 10 times faster than any time in the last 55 million years

As part of the Ocean Acidification Week (13-17 Sept), the Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) is highlight facts, research, and initiatives on ocean acidification.

New Ocean Acidification Training Hub launched to tackle growing threat

Pacific Islands scientists during an ocean acidification training workshop in Suva, Fiji Image credit: The Ocean Foundation   A new Suva-based Regional Ocean Acidification Training Hub launched today will combat ocean acidification and its effects in the…

Ocean Acidification Week: Coral reefs are facing bleaching due to warmer seas and damage from pollution

As part of the Ocean Acidification Week (13-17 Sept), the Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) is highlight facts, research, and initiatives on ocean acidification.
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