It covers almost one third of the globes surface, and accounts for almost half of the ocean's surface.
Even on the more developed Pacific Islands, society is still fundamentally dependent on the ocean. The ocean bings great benefits such as trade, food and rain. However the ocean also poses a significant threat; from cyclones, tsunamis, and the present day rapid sea level rise.
These pages describe how these measurements are made and provide links to where the data can be accessed.
The Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System, PI-GOOS, is housed at SPREP.
The position is funded by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Perth office.
PI-GOOS aims to raise the awareness of, and support for ocean observing systems in the Pacific Islands region. We also aim to identify and address gaps in the Pacific Ocean observing network.