Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division (GEM)

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The science we need for the ocean we want

The science we need for the ocean we want  

Pacific hailed global leader in determining shared maritime boundaries

The following is a cross post from PACNEWS. It is cross-posted with permission. The original article can can be found HERE.   

PCCOS, a new centre of excellence in Ocean Science

Navigating their way through the ocean channel using SPC Ocean Science information The Pacific Community Centre of Ocean Science, known as PCCOS, is a new centre of excellence in Ocean Science that draws together all of the technical and scientific work…

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance: ISACC project strengthens institutions in Tuvalu to access and manage climate finance

This story was developed as part of a media masterclass where journalists were invited to attend and cover the Climate and Disaster Risk Finance Meeting over the course of two days. SPC’s Institutional Strengthening for Pacific Island countries to Adapt…

 What an ocean scientist looks like

Imagine a scientist. Go ahead, humor me. What does your scientist look like? Lab coat? Check. Test tube? Check. Snorkle?...... in the Pacific Islands, you better believe it. Now, return to that image of a scientist. Did you imagine a man or a woman?…

Working together for our Ocean

Across the Pacific Islands, the ocean separates, connects, threatens and sustains us. The ocean has a tremendous impact upon the lives of every islander, but we are only gradually beginning to understand the enormous impact we are having on it. Ensuring…

Safer Seas, Cleaner Oceans: The PIDSS program

For centuries, pacific people have travelled across the vast oceans using traditional canoes and other means of transportation. Today hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on sea and shipping services for business, inter-island travel or just the…

Atoll nations unite against the exceptional and existential threat caused by climate change

The four exclusively atoll nations came together in Fiji recently to discuss the fact their homes and cultures are at an increased risk as a result of the global climate crisis.  High level representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands,…

Scientific models and tools for strengthened resilience action in Tuvalu

“Tropical Cyclone Pam largely affected Vanuatu which was more than 1000 KM away from Tuvalu, and yet our islands were flooded by the massive waves the cyclone generated,” Tauala Katea Director for Tuvalu Meteorological Services shared with participants…

Emergency Operations Centre triggers safety mode of riverbank dwellers

Sevuloni Dewai was among the early birds in the hinterland of Naitasiri Province for a much-anticipated event down the Wainimala River.  He was on the first bus out of the mountainous ranges on the border with Fiji’s largest province of Ba near the…
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