Introducing the New Pacific Islands Regional OA training hub & other capacity development activities (text & video)

OA Week 2021, Introducing the New Pacific Islands Regional OA Training Hub and Other Upcoming Capacity Development Activities

Ms. Alexis Valauri-Orton, Ms. Courtnie Park, & Dr. Kaitlyn Lowder, The Ocean Foundation, USA

Dr. Michael Acquafredda, Dr. Kerri Dobson, & Ms. Meredith Kurz, NOAA, USA

Dr. Katy Soapi, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

Dr. Kim Currie, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand

Dr. Gilianne Brodie & Dr. Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji


Are you a researcher or student based in the Pacific Islands? Are you looking for training, equipment, and other support? This community discussion session will provide information and updates about on-going capacity development activities organized by the TOF, NOAA, and the US Department of State. Their goal is to enhance and sustain ocean acidification monitoring and research capacity in the Pacific Islands region.

Come to this session to learn about:

  • a new Regional Training Hub in Suva, Fiji, hosted by the Institute of Applied Science at USP, SPC, NIWA, and the University of Otago (UO)
  • an upcoming Ocean Teachers Global Academy training
  • an RFP for OA monitoring equipment grants, specifically geared toward Pacific Islanders
  • a Masters Student Fellowship, specifically geared toward Pacific Islanders . There will be an extended Question and Answer panel discussion, and interested audience members will be given ample opportunities to ask questions and share their thoughts.

Ocean Acidification Week 2021 was sponsored by the following organizations:

(1) GOA-ON, the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network,

(2) NOAA, the United States National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,

(3) IAEA OA-ICC, the International Atomic Energy Agency – Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, and

(4) IOC-UNESCO – the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

For more information, please visit

GOA-ON, YouTube, 4 October 2021, Text and video.

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