Summary of news and related items for this week - Nov 9 2018


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Dear Colleagues,

Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week:

SPREP Job Vacancies

SPREP Is Currently Seeking Interest From Suitable Qualified Individuals For The Following Internationally Recruited Vacancies…

Samoa - Coral Reefs, A Neglected Provider For Humans

When It Comes To Corals, We Often Overlook Their Importance Simply Because They Don’t Seem As Active Or Alive As The Fish Happily Swimming Around…

Samoa - Govt. Reviews National Invasive Species Plan

The Government Has Begun The Process To Review National Invasive Species Plan 2008-2011 And…

Palau - Palau Island Plans Sunscreen Ban To Save Coral

The Government Has Passed A Law Banning “Reef-Toxic” Sunscreen From Jan 1, 2020. Anyone Importing Or Selling Banned Sunscreen From That Date Faces A…

Kiribati: Fiji Bigger Brother To Pacific Islands

Fiji Has Been Labelled A Bigger Brother In The Pacific By The President Of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau Made The Statement While Visiting The Koroipita…

Federated States of Micronesia - FSM Protected Areas Network Policy Framework Passed By Congress

The Newly Passed Policy Further Demonstrates The FSM’s Commitment To The Island Biodiversity Program Of Work Which Was Adopted In 2006…

Cook Islands - New Seabed Minerals Laws On Way

The Government Hopes To Sell Five-Year Licences To Explore The Seafloor Before Entering Into The Next Phase Of The Process, Which Deputy Prime…

Vanuatu - Port Vila Wins Global Green City Award

This Commendation Was Largely In Recognition Of The Government’s Plastics Ban, Which Came Into Effect In July This Year, As Well As Other Efforts Of…

Australia - Major Alliance Announced For The Great Barrier Reef

The Alliance Will See The Two Organizations Working Together To Deliver Compelling, Inspiring And Educational Content To Drive Engagement In…

Public-Private Consortium Pioneers Global Leadership In Climate Adaptation Across UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Four Pacific Coral Reef World Heritage Sites Have Been Selected For A Four-Year, USD$9 Million Project That Will Build Climate Resilience…

The Ocean In Us: Pacific Regionalism And Identity As A Catalyst For Global Ocean Action

There Is Nothing Quite Like Experiencing The Reality Of A Small Island/Large Ocean State To Gain A True Appreciation Of…

The Ocean Cleanup: Can It Pick Up The Ocean’s Plastic?

A New Project That Made Its Way Into The Pacific Ocean To Tackle The Growing Problem Of Oceanic Plastic Pollution Has…

University Of California Santa Cruz - Coastal Science And Policy Program

The Graduate Program In Coastal Science And Policy Prepares Future Leaders To Solve Current And Emerging Challenges To Coastal Sustainability

Scholarships Opportunity: Our-World Underwater Society

Since 1974, The Our World-Underwater Scholarship Has Provided Firsthand Experiences In Underwater-Related Disciplines To…

2019 Open Call For Shipboard Fellowships - POGO

The Partnership For Observation Of The Global Ocean (POGO) Is Pleased To Announce That As Part Of Its Capacity-Building Programme,…

Call For Nominations For The Global Environment Facility’s Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Group – SIDS Member

The GEF Would Like To Invite Nominations Of An Individual From The Pacific Region To Serve On The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Indigenous…

Value Chain Analysis Of Grouper Fishery Fiji

We Conducted A Seafood VCA For The Coral Reef Grouper (Epinephelidae) Fishery In Fiji With The Goal Of Understanding The Distribution Of Value Gained…

Human Carbon Emissions Are Dissolving The Ocean Floor

Findings Published This Week Show That All The Carbon Dioxide Piling Up In The Ocean’s Dark Depths Is Causing The Seafloor As We Know It To Dissolve…

Current CaCO3 Dissolution At The Seafloor Caused By Anthropogenic CO2

Our Findings Place Constraints On Future Predictions Of Ocean Acidification, Are Consequential To The Fate Of Benthic Calcifiers, And Indicate That A…

Solutions In Focus: Community-Led Successes In Marine Conservation

PANORAMA – Solutions For A Healthy Planet Is A Global Partnership Initiative To Facilitate Learning From Success In Conservation. It Promotes…

Scientists Warn That World’s Wilderness Areas Are Disappearing

The Study, Led By Researchers From The University Of Queensland In Australia And The Wildlife Conservation Society…

Stop Biodiversity Loss Or We Could Face Our Own Extinction, Warns UN

The World Has Two Years To Secure A Deal For Nature To Halt A ‘Silent Killer’ As Dangerous As Climate Change, Says Biodiversity Chief. Click On The…

This Billion-Dollar Campaign Wants To Protect 30% Of The Planet By 2030

When The World Gathers In Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh Later This Month For The Biennial Conference Of The UN Convention On Biological Diversity, How Well…

Risk-Sensitive Planning For Conserving Coral Reefs Under Rapid Climate Change

We Use Modern Portfolio Theory To Identify Coral Reef Locations Globally That, In The Absence Of Other Impacts, Are…

World’s Top Fishing Nations To Be Given Millions To Protect Oceans

Millions Of Pounds’ Worth Of Funding To Tackle Global Overfishing And Protect Coral Reefs Will Be Announced At A Major Conference In Indonesia This…

Comparative Assessment Of Pelagic Sampling Methods Used In Marine Monitoring

Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Is The Third Largest Maritime Territory In The World. Monitoring Its Dynamics Is Fundamental To…

Estimating The Vulnerability Of Ocean Planning And Blue Economy To Climate Change

Climate-Related Drivers Of Change – Such As Ocean Warming, Acidification, And Deoxygenation – Will Alter Ocean Conditions And Lead To Changes In…

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All the best for the weekend.

Vai