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… is the temperature of the top millimeter of the ocean's surface. Sea surface temperatures influence weather, … hurricanes, as well as plant and animal life in the ocean. Like Earth's land surface, sea surface temperatures … they are obvious in sea surface temperature images. Warm ocean waters help form clouds and affect weather patterns. …
… to implementing. These five key areas are: 1. Our Ocean. 2. Our Islands. 3. Our Connection with Nature. 4. …
… Marine Managed Areas - MPA Mapping To maintain long-term ocean health, we need marine managed areas to ensure that …

A series of free online courses related to different environmental thematic areas:
1. Biological Diversity
2. Chemicals and Waste
3. Climate, Atmosphere and Land
4. International Environmental Governance
5. Oceans and Freshwater

Users can freely participate on any course and receive certificates upon completion of each course syllabus.

… in the small-island states and territories of the Pacific Ocean … pdf … 7976 …
… Managed areas in the High Seas help maintain long-term ocean health by protecting important habitats and the marine …
… in the WGS84 coordinate system (EPSG:4326). OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and …
 Department of Environment, Tonga

The Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) was developed to assist decision makers and planners in 14 Pacific island countries and East Timor to understand better how their climate and oceans have changed and how they may change in the future.

This dataset hosts all resources that were developed through the collaboration between Tonga and PCCSP regarding changes in Tonga's climate

… disturbances (e.g., flooding, drought, wildfire, insects, ocean acidification) and in other global change drivers …
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This report provides a review of our knowledge of the bycatches, defined as
discarded dead, from the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries of the world. The major
fishing grounds involved (eastern and western Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and western
Indian Oceans) share the gear, the ways of fishing, and the structure of the pelagic
communities. Because of that, the species taken in association with tuna schools tend
to be the same in all regions.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
… Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Ocean Data Viewer and Ocean biogeographic information system (OBIS). This map shows …
 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has completed the World Reef Map, an online interactive coral reef atlas that allows users to explore all of the coral reefs and shallow water marine habitats mapped on the Global Reef Expedition. With over 65,000 square kilometers of shallow water marine ecosystems mapped, this is by far the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps ever made.
Map layers include Benthic Habitat Data, Bathymetry, Depth Contours and Habitat Videos.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Bycatch Management Information System (BMIS) focuses on bycatch mitigation and management in oceanic tuna and billfish fisheries*. It is an open resource useful for fishery managers, fishers, scientists, observers, educators and anyone with an interest in fisheries management. As a reference and educational tool, the BMIS aims to support the adoption and implementation of science-based management measures so that bycatch is managed comprehensively and sustainably.

The region’s fishery resources can be broadly split into two main categories: oceanic, and coastal or inshore. Coastal or inshore resources include a wide range of finfish and invertebrates. They are characterized by their shallow-water habitats or demersal lifestyles, and restriction of individual movements to coastal areas. This paper discusses

… island nations with small populations scattered across an ocean area of approximately 36 million square kilometres. …
… Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Ocean Data Viewer and Ocean biogeographic information system (OBIS). This map shows …

Most of the 96 national monuments designated under U.S. law
are on land. The majority are managed by the National Park
Service, though some are administered by the Bureau of Land
Management and other agencies. At this point neither the
name of the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monu-
ment (MTMNM) nor the management structure has been de-
termined. For guidance one could review the process of the
recently designated Papahanaumokuakea Marine National
Monument (PMNM), which is placed within the purview of the

… metadata for deepwater bioregions of the Southwest Pacific Ocean. Thirty, mainly physical, environmental variables were …
… for reef-associated bioregions of the Southwest Pacific Ocean. Thirty, mainly physical, environmental variables were …