This report presents the findings following research and a three-week field assessment (April 2009) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in response to nation-wide marine inundation by extreme tides (December 2007, September 2008, and December 2008). This study was conducted at the request of the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the state and federal government of FSM, and was compiled and published in 2010, by Charles H. Fletcher and Bruce M. Richmond.
Geospatial mapping analysis for FSM states’ Important Forest Resource Areas (IFRA) for Forest Stewardship Program 2012
This dataset provides the timeline of major natural disasters that have affected islands in the FSM, compiled by Whitney Hoot and Danko Taborosi of Island Research & Education Initiative (iREi), from the year 1775 to 2012.
This plan provides for the establishment of national arrangements for the FSM government for responding to emergency and disaster events within the country, published in 2017.
This dataset contains the Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change for all 4 States of the FSM:
• Yap Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2015
• Kosrae Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2015
• Pohnpei Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2016
• Chuuk Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change - 2017
An evaluation report developed in 2011 of all aquaculture sites and a review of information available on all past and present aquaculture activities undertaken for Kosrae State, FSM . In addition, a general review of aquaculture programs within the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) was included
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on June 12, 1992.
This dataset holds all national communications submitted by FSM to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
This SDG comes in three Volumes;
1. Presents an overview of the economy of FSM , discussions of the macroeconomics framework in light of the Sustained Growth Strategy / Discussion on policies and development strategies for each sector of the economy.
2. Sector Planning Matrices adopted at the Summit
3. Infrastructure Development Plan
The focus of this policy is to mitigate climate change especially at the international level, and adaptation at the national, state and community levels to reduce the FSM's vulnerability to climate change adverse effects. In this context, reaffirms its social and cultural identity and its people's rights and desire to continue to live sustainably on their islands.
The Marine Species Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) outlines a regional strategy for the cooperative conservation and management of dugongs, marine turtles, whales and dolphins. This strategy will enable Pacific Islanders to take a primary role in achieving the following vision:
"A healthy Pacific Ocean with sustainable populations of whales, dolphins, marine turtles, dugongs and other species, and meets the aspirations of Pacific Island peoples and protects their natural and cultural heritage"
A direct internet link to easily access the visualization of ocean acidification conditions and data synthesis products being collected around the world on the GOA-ON Data Explorer portal.
InforMEA provides easy access to information on Multilateral Environmental Agreements. It is an initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme and supported by the European Union. It seeks to develop Inter-operable information systems for the benefit of the (MEA) Parties and the environment community at large.
This dataset provides direct links to:
1. "Pacific Islands" - related data on the InforMEA portal. For country-specific information, please type *name of country* on the InforMEA portal search tool.
2. Free online courses
Dataset with Pacific related resources and direct internet link to the Birdlife Online data portal. 'Birdlife' is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity. Its priorities include preventing extinction of bird species, identifying and safeguarding important sites for birds, maintaining and restoring key bird habitats, and empowering conservationists worldwide.
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program uses satellite data to provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching. Bleaching is the process by which corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and death become likely. Coral Reef Watch also offers a modeled Outlook that predicts the likelihood of coral bleaching heat stress on a week-by-week basis, up to four months in the future (the typical length of a bleaching season).
Regional framework to assess the regional monitoring indicators that measure the status of managed conservation areas set aside under the Micronesia Challenge. The tool allows you to see the monitoring progress and learn more about the monitoring data collected across the region.
Video and instructions on how to use pivot tables in Excel for data analysis.
FAO Agriculture and Fair Trade in Pacific Island Countries. This desk study has been prepared by Winnie Fay Bell and comments were kindly provided by the Pacific Regional Organic Task Force in May 2009