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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

GEBCO's aim is to provide the most authoritative publicly-available bathymetry of the world's oceans. It operates under the joint auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization(IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) (of UNESCO).

GEBCO produces and makes available a range of bathymetric data sets and products. This includes a global bathymetric grid; gazetteer of undersea feature names, a Web Map Service and printable maps of ocean bathymetry.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Bio-ORACLE is a set of GIS rasters providing geophysical, biotic and environmental data for surface and benthic marine realms. The data are available for global-scale applications at a spatial resolution of 5 arcmin (approximately 9.2 km at the equator).

Linking biodiversity occurrence data to the physical and biotic environment provides a framework to formulate hypotheses about the ecological processes governing spatial and temporal patterns in biodiversity, which can be useful for marine ecosystem management and conservation.

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density, Revision 11 consists of estimates of human population density (number of persons per square kilometer) based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 13.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, was used to assign population counts to 30 arc-second grid cells.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This dataset contains templates of policies and MoU's on data sharing.
You can download the Word-templates and adapt the documents to your national context.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A collection of Inform project training materials. You are free to download and use any of the training resources below. The PowerPoint presentations contain a complete set of slides, so please feel free to copy, delete or change slides, to fit the purpose of your country training.

 MNRET - Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism, Palau

Data on Palau's birds. Extracted from Belau National Museum (BNM) website. For more information follow the link http://belaunationalmuseum.net/index.html

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

State of Environment (SoE) reports provide in-country partners with a process to gather data on current environmental indicators, document their status, and formulate a plan for keeping these indicators on track or developing policies and programs as needed. This SoE Toolkit dataset contains resources that serve as guides to help create up-to-date State of Environment reports.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Strandings of Oceania database is a collaborative project between SPREP, WildMe and the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium to record stranding and beachcast data for whales, dolphins and dugongs throughout the Pacific. We use a platform called Flukebook. An account is needed to view or use data within Flukebook but the data is available for download here. You can submit data direct into Flukebook (preferably while logged in) or send a completed data form to SPREP for upload. Guidance on using the database is available :

This is a template that can be used when creating a State of Environment report, and sections can be added or adapted to fit a country’s needs.

SPREPs recommended template for individual indicators in national SoE reports. The full SoE template will be updated in the coming months.

State of Palau’s Birds. Koror: Belau National Museum 2014

At the end of a training, you can ask participants to fill in this Action Plan. The goal is to link learning to performance.

This policy applies requests for data held by a Ministry. The purpose of this policy is to:
• encourage the free exchange of data within a Ministry, with other government agencies within the country and with the public, as appropriate
• ensure that sensitive information (including commercially sensitive data) held by the Ministry is not compromised.

Memorandum of Understanding between two parties, for the exchange of data, related information and other services.

Memorandum of Understanding between SPREP and a Country, to facilitate the access to, and security of, all data entered into the national database.

The Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density, Revision 11 consists of estimates of human population density (number of persons per square kilometer) based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the years 2000. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 13.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, was used to assign population counts to 30 arc-second grid cells.

The Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density, Revision 11 consists of estimates of human population density (number of persons per square kilometer) based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the year 2005. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 13.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, was used to assign population counts to 30 arc-second grid cells.