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International Conference on Ocean Literacy 4 - 5 December 2017, Venice, Italy

Registration is now open for the December 4-5, 2017 International Ocean Literacy Conference to be hosted by the UNESCO Venice office and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in collaboration with the Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE) and the College of Exploration. If you are interested in attending the Conference, please complete the online registration form at: (

Palau to host ‘Our Oceans’ conference in 2020

Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and his delegation traveled to Malta to attend the “Our Oceans” conference hosted by the European Union and held from October 5 to 6, 2017.

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Special focus on the Pacific

A joint media release issued yesterday by the EU, Sweden Sverige and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), said a number of EU projects were launched yesterday to support International Ocean governance, with a special emphasis being put on the Pacific.

EBM Toolbox: Avoiding tipping points for ocean ecosystems

Tipping points are critical points in a situation, process, or system after which a “significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place.” Passing tipping points in human societies can lead to both desirable and undesirable outcomes.

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SCOR Visiting Scholars Program

SCOR began a program in 2009 to enlist the services of ocean scientists, from both developed countries and developing countries, to teach short courses and to provide more extended on-site education and mentorship at developing country institutions.This program is open to any scientists who have time available to spend teaching and mentoring in a developing country for two weeks or more.

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Blue Pacific a strong expression of Pacific Regionalism

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat - Statement at Media Workshop, Vailima, Samoa.

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all. Allow me to offer my gratitude for your efforts to travel, from near and far, across the Blue Pacific Ocean to be here to cover the 48th Pacific Islands Forum. This coming week is an important one for the Forum and for Pacific Regionalism.  

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