Management of marine resources for sustainable development needs local capacity for science, particularly in the Pacific region.
Developing countries rely on marine resources for survival, particularly in the Pacific. Our Spotlight examines how ocean data can help sustainable management and what governments should do to ensure effective use of scientific tools.
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Sarah Grimes explores why we need good ocean monitoring, how to get it, and why it still fails Small Island Developing States.
Efforts to protect precious marine biodiversity by combining science and local knowledge are difficult but can work, reports Naomi Antony.
Pacific islands must build capacity for their own environmental monitoring to tackle both local and global problems, says Ben Ponia.
Climate change could benefit some Pacific fisheries, but tracking the success of adaptation needs effective monitoring, says Johann Bell.
15 December 2011
Source: SciDev.Net Conference Service
21 May 2010