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Dive into marine data with Ocean+ Data

UNEP-WCMC launches Ocean+ Data, an online library of 183 ocean-related data resources to support informed decision-making for ocean conservation.

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Dynamics in the global protected-area estate since 2004

Nations of the world have committed to a number of goals and targets to address the global
environmental challenges humanity faces. Protected areas have for centuries been a key strategy in
conservation and play a major role in addressing current challenges. The most important tool used
to track progress on protected area commitments is the World Database on Protected Areas
(WDPA). Periodic assessments of the world’s protected area estate show steady growth over the last

Digital footprints: Incorporating crowdsourced geographic information for protected area management

This study contributes to the spatial-temporal understanding of human visitation and distribution patterns in protected areas by leveraging digital footprints, manifested as publicly shared geotagged photos, as an efficient spatial data source to (1) model spatial distributions of visitor use to identify patterns of visitation at multiple temporal scales and (2) assess relationships between infrastructure, environmental factors, and visitor distribution patterns.

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SPREP Request for Tenders: Data Protocol Consultant (INFORM Project)

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced Consultants who can offer their services/ expertise to SPREP for specific duties and responsibilities required under the INFORM project. This consultancy assignment is expected to be spread throughout the project duration with the first 12 months focusing on the drafting of data sharing protocols and the remaining 3 years providing advisory services by way of retainer as the protocols are put into practice.

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BID Capacity Enhancement Workshop underway at SPREP

A workshop which aims to enhance the capacity of Pacific nations to share and access data relating to the region's biodiversity was held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) campus this week.

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