Pacific Islands Region

The Pacific Islands region is home to almost two million people, and all reside in the coastal zone.  The region is particularly vulnerable to changes in the environment, be they natural hazards or resource depletion. Regionally, NOAA is working to respond to impacts on ecosystem services and increased societal demand for those services, while seeking to reduce the environmental, social, and economic impacts of hazards. We continue to develop science-based approaches for resilience assessments and measurements, tool development, improved forecasting and dissemination capabilities, and data integration.

Additionally, NOAA continues to leverage and build regional capacity through partnerships and funding programs to various partners, including:

Stewardship of the unique natural resources of the Pacific Islands requires an ecosystem perspective. By developing close partnerships with domestic, territorial, and international organizations, NOAA can better address these and other regional trends and issues. Understanding what matters to the people of the region is a significant first step towards improved overall agency responsiveness. Regional Collaboration works to improve cooperation among these NOAA and partner entities to more effectively address the challenges.

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