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.
Global Distribution of Modelled Mangrove Biomass - United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
“Identification” - Of the 7 nominations, only four (Sepik, Trans-Fly, Kikori, Milne Bay) had clearly identified and mapped boundaries and the remainder were limited to mostly broad geographic descriptions. This review provides recommendations for delineation of all seven areas, including some proposed adjustments to existing boundaries;
Rationale, experience and ethical considerations underpinning integrated actions to further global goals for health and land biodiversity in Papua New Guinea
The SURFACES project is integrating action on good health and wellbeing [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3] and conservation of life on land (SDG 15) in the threatened rainforests of Papua New Guinea (PNG), and mapping evidence
The comprehensive valuation of ecosystems and the services they provide can be defined as the process of eliciting, synthesizing, interpreting and communicating knowledge and data about the ways in which people relate to and derive meaning, fulfilment and wellbeing from ecosystems (Gómez-Baggethun and Martín-López, 2015).
Hydrothermal Vents GIS data - InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields
Hydrothermal Vents tabular data - InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields
This dataset contains rasters and a metadata file for global mean monthly sea surface temperature (°C) from 2010-2019. Rasters are in WGS84 coordinate system (EPSG 4326). Sea surface temperature is the temperature of the top millimeter of the ocean's surface. Sea surface temperatures influence weather, including hurricanes, as well as plant and animal life in the ocean. Like Earth's land surface, sea surface temperatures are warmer near the equator and colder near the poles. Currents like giant rivers move warm and cold water around the world's oceans.
The Sea Around Us is a research initiative at The University of British Columbia (located at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, formerly Fisheries Centre) that assesses the impact of fisheries on the marine ecosystems of the world, and offers mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders.
The Sea Around Us was initiated in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1999, and in 2014, the Sea Around Us also began a collaboration with The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to provide African and Asian countries with more accurate and comprehensive fisheries data.