World Oceans Day

International Mother Earth Day

When Mother Earth sends us a message Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season,…

World Water Day 2022

GROUNDWATER - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives.  Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is…

Webinar: Infrastructure asset condition - Assessment in Pacific Island Countries

The PRIF and SPC will host a Pacific Regional Training Webinar on Infrastructure Asset Condition Assessment on 10 & 17 February 2022.

Tsunami wave heights generated by the Hunga volcano eruption across the Pacific

Tsunami wave heights generated by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption across the Pacific We have all seen stunning reports and images from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption in Tonga.  The Tsunami waves generated on Saturday were recorded…

Ocean Science Fact: Mangrove and other blue carbon ecosystems can sequester 10 times more carbon than boreal, temperate or tropical forest

Although mangroves account for less than 2% of marine environments, they carry out 10 to 15% of global carbon burial. Mangroves are carbon-absorbing machines that absorb carbon dioxide when growing and sink carbon to the seafloor when dead.   The Power…

A once in a 1000-year eruption

On Saturday 15 January 2022, the Hunga volcano erupted sending a plume of ash and volcanic gas 30 kilometers into the atmosphere and generating tsunami waves across the Pacific. The full impact of this eruption is still being assessed, but the greatest…

International Recovery Forum 2022

​Redesigning Systems for Resilience through Recovery: Assessing Progress and the Unfinished Agenda at the Midpoint of the Sendai Framework19 Jan 2022 14:00 JST Registration and more info: https://buff.ly/34cUnt0 Join us to discuss 6 years of progress…

Ocean Science Fact: Coral Reefs = Protection

Coral Reefs = Protection Study shows that coral reefs provide substantial protection against natural hazards by reducing wave energy by an average of 97%. There are 100 million or more people who may receive risk reduction benefits from reefs or bear…

Forum Webinar: Across boundaries and sectors: Lessons from implementing Integrated Ridge-to-Reef Approaches in the Pacific for sustainable development

​For communities in Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS) and territories, ecosystem services are not considered separate pillars of benefit, rather they are part of a complex, and vulnerable system, where the interconnection between…
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