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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar Acanthaster planci (COTS) represent one of the greatest disturbances to coral reef ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific, affecting not only coral reefs but also the coastal communities which rely on their resources. This research paper documents a test of a new alternative control method based upon acidic injections of cheap, 100% natural products that was carried out in Vanuatu where the presence of COTS has frequently been reported.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Bioregions, of course, are just one of the important data layers in indentifying an ecologically representative system of marine protected areas. To be truly ecologically representative and comprehensive, one must also consider all available information about habitats, species and ecological processes. In addition, socio-economic and cultural considerations are vital in the spatial planning process. This report is focussed upon one important, but only one, input to marine spatial planning: the development of marine bioregions.

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Status of the Coral Reefs in the Pacific and Outlook. Reports by the Global Coral Reef Network in collaboration with UNEP, IUCN and other agencies

 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has completed the World Reef Map, an online interactive coral reef atlas that allows users to explore all of the coral reefs and shallow water marine habitats mapped on the Global Reef Expedition. With over 65,000 square kilometers of shallow water marine ecosystems mapped, this is by far the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps ever made.
Map layers include Benthic Habitat Data, Bathymetry, Depth Contours and Habitat Videos.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The [Allen Coral Atlas](https://allencoralatlas.org/) combines high resolution satellite imagery, machine learning and field data to produce globally consistent benthic and geomorphic maps of the world's coral reefs. The Atlas is funded primarily by [Vulcan Inc.](https://www.vulcan.com) (founded by the late Paul G.

 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation completed field research for one of the largest coral reef studies in history: the Global Reef Expedition. The Expedition travelled around the globe surveying some of the most remote reefs on the planet, conducting research to assess coral reef ecosystem health and resiliency.

The Global Reef Expedition visited many countries in the Pacific Ocean to assess the health and resiliency of their coral reef ecosystems. See links below for more information, reports and maps.

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program uses satellite data to provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching. Bleaching is the process by which corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and death become likely. Coral Reef Watch also offers a modeled Outlook that predicts the likelihood of coral bleaching heat stress on a week-by-week basis, up to four months in the future (the typical length of a bleaching season).

 Climate Change Directorate

State of Coral Reef Ecosystems in Indo-pacific, Pacific also including Namdrik Atoll Coral-Reef

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 Climate Change Directorate

Coral reef biodiversity community based assessment and conservation planning in the Marshall Islands 2002

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 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Spatial dataset for reefs in Vanuatu. Source: Institute of Marine Remote Sensing (IMARS).
* Attribute details on reef type: barrier atoll-bank, barrier island, fringing island, land, non-reef, patch atoll-bank, patch island.
* Attribute details on depth: deep, land, shallow, variable.

 Climate Change Directorate

an academic study that provides a broader perspective for interpreting how humans and apex predators influence ecological stability across (RMI) coral reef ecosystems.

 Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment,  Climate Change,  Disaster Management and Meteorology

Technical report of survey conducted May 13-June 17, 2004.

 Department of Environment,  Tonga

Several GIS file types illustrating Tongan Coral reef geomorphic structure
Data originally produced by Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project validated maps provided by the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing, University of South Florida (IMaRS/USF) and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, Centre de Nouméa), with support from NASA.

 Department of Environment,  Tonga

Inshore fishery catch data by region and fish family. Source: Fisheries Division.

 Department of Environment,  Tonga

Between September 10, 2013 – October 3, 2013 the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted a
research mission to Tonga, focusing on coral reefs surrounding the islands in the Ha'apai group (Sep 11-21),
Vava'u (Sep 22-28) and Niuaatoputapu (Sep 29-Oct 1). The mission included coral reef assessments, coral reef
research, habitat mapping, and educational activities. The objectives of the mission were to:

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 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu
 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu

This dataset contains mapping information (shapefile) of reefs in Tuvalu including its distribution. A foundation baseline map for future, more detailed, work.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

This dataset has information on coral reef cover and fish in Cook Islands from 1994 to 2013.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Data on reef fish, sea urchin, sea urchin density and biomass

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Data on reef fisheries including sea cucumber, parrot fish and others.