The Key Objective is harnessing science and knowledge (including traditional knowledge) for integrated ocean management
Key Result areas
- Develop robust legal and governance frameworks to implement national ocean policy.
- Improve decision support systems so that policies are informed by science.
- Integrate Pacific traditional knowledge, culture and wisdom to support inclusive, consultative decision-making and improve decision support systems.
As custodians of the world's largest marine ecosystems, the Blue Pacific Continent, The Pacific Community (SPC) and it's island members seek to save our Ocean and provide solutions to some of our existential challenges including climate change. The inception phase of the Pacific Solutions Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) programme is currently underway with the support of the New Zealand Government and the European Union and it seeks, in 3 years to build foundations for sustainable integrated ocean management in the Pacific.
PCCOS will target and support the countries that have started implementing their policy framework for Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) and will help them emerge as champions or role-models for IOM in the Pacific. It will also create a favourable regional dynamic to IOM implementation, mobilising Pacific countries that do not have a National Ocean Policy yet and Pacific Oversee Territories in its regional dynamic.
Overview of the 10-year Pacific Solutions IOM Programme
This 10-year Programme aims at improving the capacity of PICTs to harness science and knowledge to inform and implement IOM across the Blue Pacific. The Pacific Solutions IOM Programme overseas several projects contributing to IOM in the Pacific. It includes the PacPath Project (IRD), the Pacific Coral Reef Action and Knowledge project (SPREP) and the Threatened and migratory marine species science project (SPREP).