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Better data will lead to better decisions for our blue continent

Understanding how our planet is changing over time and what impact this has on our people, communities and countries is paramount for making informed decisions. This includes understanding critical issues such as how our coastlines are changing and what this means. In the Pacific understanding, our earth and the changes...

Statistics against Disasters

The following was presented to delegates to CRGA 48 in Nouméa end June 2018 In the last decade, people of the Pacific experienced a considerable number of damaging natural disasters. These have included tsunamis in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands; cyclones have affected almost every other island...

Safeguarding the world’s largest tuna fishery

Brailing of tuna onboard vessel Dolores , 2008. Credit: Siosifa Fukofuka (SPC)Understanding the impact of modern fishing techniques on the tuna fishery is critical to ensure the sustainability of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) tuna fishery – the largest in the world, accounting for 55% of the total...

Pour mieux comprendre les comportements alimentaires des oiseaux marins et les écosystèmes du grand large

La restitution du projet BIOPELAGOS se déroule le 28 et 31 mai 2019 à Wallis et Futuna. Deux séances auront lieu respectivement le 28 mai au Fale de la République et le 31 mai au service des pêches. Ce projet de la CPS, de l’IRD et du CNRS vise à...

Portraits de scientifiques spécialistes des océans

Découvrez les portraits de cinq océanographes du Pacifique ( en anglais uniquement )

Les nations insulaires unies contre la menace du changement climatique

(en anglais uniquement) 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, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Maldives recognised...

Good data is the roadmap to good education policy

Good data is the roadmap to good policy and the Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) is a perfect example of how an investment in data can lead to meaningful change for the Pacific. PILNA was developed by SPC’s Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP) to provide a snapshot...

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