In the 30th SPREP meeting held in September this year, the meeting supported the scaling up of environment data management in the Pacific and directed the Secretariat to initiate a process for developing a full-sized project proposal to support the scaling up environmental data management work in the region.
Later in October, the Inform Project participating countries collectively agree on the need to scale up and extend the Inform Project services beyond 2022.
SPREP is now seeking country support to continue the success and momentum of the Inform Project towards a proposed phase 2 of the project, the Inform Plus Project. This scaled up phase will expand the user base and fill significant gaps including in situ monitoring, increased partnerships between the environment ministries and other sectors, increase use of spatial tools, and work to the establish environmental standards for key resources. This project will also support advocacy for the use of environmental information and knowledge