Ocean Science Fact: Did you know that the Pacific Ocean is the climate’s main regulator?

The Pacific Ocean is the world’s heat engine, having a crucial role in regulating weather and the climate (think of El Niño!). The ocean influences weather and climate by storing solar radiation, redistributing heat and moisture around the globe, and…

Protecting our ocean

The health of our oceans is bound to the health of people and our planet. We urgently need action to reverse the downward spiral. The Blue Climate Summit takes place from May 14 to May 20, 2022 in French Polynesia.This global convening of 250+ carefully…

Blue Food at Our Ocean - Our Ocean Palau 2022

To learn more about this event, visit the Blue Food Assessment website  

Multilateralism at work: the France-Oceania Summit

On 19 July 2021, France and the Pacific came together for the 5th France-Oceania Summit. Convened virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and co-chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano (in his…

Interactive webinar on Blue Pacific Food Systems

Interactive webinar on Blue Pacific Food Systems coordonné par convened by Associate Professor ‘Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu, Honorable Minister for Health, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific governments, civil society, young people, Pacific food producers and…

Our Ocean 2020 Conference

​Areas of Action The ocean gives us life. We rely on it for food, livelihoods, climate resilience and recreation. Ensuring the longevity of our planet’s life force requires decisive and collective action. Our Ocean 2020 will focus on six Areas of Action…

Digital Earth Pacific

The Digital Earth Pacific project will support the development of an operational earth observation system that takes decades of freely available data and brings it together in a sensible way within the Pacific context. It will allow Member States to make…

Foundations for change: Members endorse SPC’s 2021 Transition Plan

Photo: New Caledonia is the current Chair of the CRGA Subcommittee on the Strategic Plan The Pacific Community’s governing body has endorsed the Transition Plan for 2021: Foundations for a resilient future which comes into effect on 1 January 2021.

Dr. Andrew Jones: Why Maritime Zones matter for the future of our Blue Pacific

by Andrew Jones Pacific people are leaders on the global stage, connected by our vast Blue Pacific in a way that land-based continents can never be.   The coconut that falls in the ocean in Fiji will wash up on the shores of French Polynesia. The tuna…

Pacific Island Countries take the helm on Aids to Navigation and safety at sea

Almost 50% of the population of the Pacific live on outer islands stretched across our vast Blue Pacific, which makes up 28 million sq. kilometres of Ocean. This sector is a backbone for the Pacific economy as communities are reliant on it for access to…
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