World Oceans Day

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…

Ocean Science Fact: It is high time to drop the S!

It is high time to drop the S! We may give different parts of it different names but there is only one Ocean and it works as a whole to help make all Life On Earth possible. For more information: Watch here for more or visit: World Ocean Day, drop the S…

Ocean Science Fact: The ocean absorbs about 1/3 of the CO2 created by human activities

At COP 26, the Glasgow Climate Pact recognised the importance of the ocean to address climate change. The message is clear: any climate action or sustainable development path will require a focus on the ocean.

New MoU to enhance protection and sustainable management of Pacific Ocean resources

Photo credit: PacIOOS  

Virtual Talanoa: Knowledge exchange on national ocean policies and youth-led initiatives in the Pacific

Pacific Early Career Ocean Professionals Join us on 17 December to hear about the outstanding work done by young ocean professionals in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samo, and Fiji. The idea is to share, exchange, build your network, and start new…

Ocean Science Fact: Only 19% of the ocean floor has been mapped globally

Less than 20% of the oceans have been mapped in high resolution. In the #Pacific, research has a crucial role in improving our understanding of the #ocean and its influence on the livelihoods of human beings. 

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.
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