Pacific Ocean

Sustaining an Ocean at Risk

As one of the planet’s critical support systems, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the Pacific Ocean. Regulating weather and climate, feeding families, providing income, and facilitating trade, the Ocean is an essential resource and makes the Earth habitable for mankind.

Today, climate change is rapidly transforming the Pacific Ocean’s conditions – declining oxygen content, increasing acidity, and changing sea surface temperatures driving erratic weather. Human activities like overfishing are degrading its resources and ecosystems. Collectively APRU members represent a significant portion of the world’s research and knowledge capabilities regarding the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean Program aims to capitalize on this expertise, facilitating the sustainable use, management, and governance of this most vital resource.

As part of its voluntary commitment for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 regarding the Pacific Ocean, APRU is driving cooperation between experts, policy-makers, and local communities to address the health of the Pacific Ocean and its marine and coastal resources. We actively support policy development, implementation, and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations in ocean research, working to find solutions to safeguard this precious resource.

 

Pacific Ocean News & Initiatives

Towards an Inclusive Blue Economy

Towards an Inclusive Blue Economy

What must be done to achieve an inclusive blue economy where everyone shares fairly in the benefits the ocean brings, and ...
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Ocean Accounts Platform—Answer to A Sustainable Pacific Ocean

Ocean Accounts Platform—Answer to A Sustainable Pacific Ocean

August 1-3, 2018—Organized by ESCAP and UN Environment, the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Expert Workshop on Ocean ...
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The APEC 2018 Workshop on Innovative Marine Debris Solutions, July 26-27, 2018, Beijing

The APEC 2018 Workshop on Innovative Marine Debris Solutions, July 26-27, 2018, Beijing

The issue of marine debris has received high attention from economies, international organizations and multiple fora. The ...
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