A direct internet link to and resources pertaining the Blue Habitat website which has been established as a portal for information on the global distribution of marine ‘blue’ habitats. Knowledge on the distribution of blue habitats is an important input into ocean management, marine spatial planning and biodiversity conservation.
Dataset regarding 'Seamounts' - peaks that rise over 1,000 m above the seafloor. Seamount chains occur in all three major ocean basins, with the Pacific having the most number and most extensive seamount chains.
Reefs at Risk Revisited is a high-resolution update of the original global analysis, Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs. Reefs at Risk Revisited uses a global map of coral reefs at 500-m resolution, which is 64 times more detailed than the 4-km resolution map used in the 1998 analysis, and benefits from improvements in many global data sets used to evaluate threats to reefs (most threat data are at 1 km resolution, which is 16 times more detailed than those used in the 1998 analysis).
This paper highlights the seriousness of the “biodiversity crisis” on atolls and the need to place greater research and conservation emphasis on atolls and other small island ecosystems. It is based on studies over the past twenty years conducted in the atolls of Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It stresses that atolls offer some of the greatest opportunities for integrated studies of simplified small-island ecosystems.
SPREP is leading the charge to make the Pacific Games in July in Samoa go plastic free in an awareness and outreach initiative aptly called Greening of the Games.
This dataset holds a draft report and a raw baseline data collected from a clean-up at Mulinu'u executed on the 11th May 2019 by the the Team Samoa Va'a, to contextualize solutions and interventions to address marine litter and plastic pollution.
Direct links to chart visualizations generated by the Inform portal based on data collection are also included.
This list of indicators was developed through the Inform project at SPREP for use by Pacific Islands countries (PICs) to meet their national and international reporting obligations. The indicators are typically adopted by PICs for their State of Environment reports and are intended to be re-used for a range of MEA and SDG reporting targets. The indicators have been designed to be measurable and repeatable so that countries can track key aspect of environmental health over time.
There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass. Terrestrial PA are concentrated in a few locations. Three of the 15 islands in Cook Islands are wildlife reserves (Suwarrow, Takutea and Manuae), almost 40% of the terrestrial PAs are represented by four motu on Pukapuka, and three of Rarotonga’s four PAs make up 36% of total terrestrial PAs.
The PacWaste Plus Programme has a specific Key Result Area (KRA) which requires specific action on the collation and review of existing data on waste and pollution at the regional and national level and identify key areas where further data needs to be collected including gender sensitive and rights-based information. Specifically, the project seeks to, i) Undertake waste audits in Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu. This dataset holds waste audit data for Vanuatu, put together by Tonkin &Taylor on behalf of the Secretariat.
A collection of datasets for economic, demographic, and population metrics for the Marshall Islands derived from the World Bank DataBank interface. DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. Data are derived from a series of databases such as: World Development Indicators; Statistical Capacity Indicators, Education Statistics, Gender Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, and others
Historic temperature and precipitation/rainfall for the Marshall Islands form the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Data Portal.
The annual and monthly average tide levels (meters) for Kwajalein based on average monthly tide levels from 1947-2020.
Ozone Depleting Substance consumption reported to the United Nations Environment Programme Ozone Secretariat from 1986-2019. Source: https://ozone.unep.org/countries/profile/mhl
Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions estimated by the Global Carbon Project 2020 for the Marshall Islands 1992-2019. Source: https://www.globalcarbonproject.org/