This Ocean Decade action aims to leverage the spate of national ocean policies launched (NOPs) in the Pacific in recent years that all address a need for greater integrated ocean management (IOM). This action seeks to increase scientific capacity and create opportunities for ocean science to feed into decision making. This will be achieved by focusing on three major aspects including regulatory frameworks, decision support systems, and increased considerations for Pacific culture and context. As custodians of the world's largest marine ecosystems, the Blue Pacific Continent, we seek to save our Ocean and provide solutions to some of our existential challenges such as climate change.
World Oceans Day: Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) Launch of Decade Action
Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division
Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division