Dataset with direct internet link and resources pertaining to AquaMaps. It is an online tool for generating model based, large scale predictions of natural occurrences of species. For marine species, the model uses estimates of environmental preferences with respect to depth, water temperature, salinity, primary productivity, and association with sea ice or coastal areas.
Papua New Guinea Resource Information System Handbook
An overview of the purpose and how Aqua Maps work.
The dataset contains a range of different Pacific regional maps developed by the SPREP GIS team and is available for use by members and partners.
Link to the Mapping Ocean Wealth Explorer.
Marine Managed Areas - MPA Mapping
To maintain long-term ocean health, we need marine managed areas to ensure that special places and life forms are available for future generations. This interactive mapping application provides detailed information on over 7,000 managed saltwater and coastal areas worldwide.
The Resolution is 1:100,000 and is still useful as legacy data. By now most of these forest have depleted to make way for development or by the effects global warming or sea level rise etc. An overlay of recent data over this data could show some interesting land use changes. Dr Phil Shearman's report is one step in the right direction.