About the Pacific Islands Marine Portal

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The Pacific Islands Marine Portal project is a collaborative project between the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS) and theUNESCO IOC IODE Project Office (Oostende, Belgium)  to improve access to Pacific marine information for the Pacific Islands community. 

The mission statement of the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Portal is as follows:
To improve access to Pacific marine information for the Pacific islands community.

The portal  contains news, articles and directories of websites relevant to Pacific fisheries and to the coastal and marine environment of the Pacific.   

Contributions to the portal are welcome.  If you want to share some information (articles, training opportunities, weblinks, notification of forthcoming events ...) PLEASE CONTACT the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ODIN-PIMRIS is a project that contributes to the objectives of PIMRIS by focussing on:
 - Establishing a regional marine information portal;
 - Creating capacity at national and institutional level to use and contribute to the portal;
 - Promoting  the portal as a valuable information source for managers and decision makers.

 Details of the ODIN-PIMRIS project can be found on the ODIN-PIMRIS Project website .


 PIMRIS is a formal cooperative network of libraries and information centres within regional organisations and government agencies concerned with the development of fisheries and marine resources in the Pacific. Its aim is to improve access to information on marine resources in the region by:

 collecting, cataloguing and preserving relevant documents in print and electronic formats, especially "grey literature" (ephemeral, unpublished material);

  • disseminating information via new products (reports, newsletters, posters, bibliographies, websites & databases) and services (literature searches, inter-library loans, question and answer services);
  • supporting the development of regional libraries and information centres through training and technical assistance; and
  • cooperating with similar networks and institutions throughout the world, including the International Association of Marine Science Libraries & Information Centres (IAMSLIC), FAO and IOC.

 PIMRIS participants include ministerial or departmental libraries in most Pacific nations, as well as regional agencies based in Apia, Samoa (SPREP), Honiara in the Solomon Islands (FFA), Noumea, New Caledonia (SPC) and Suva, Fiji (SOPAC). Representatives meet bi-annually at Steering Committee meetings to review progress, policies and objectives. Activities are overseen by the PIMRIS Coordination Unit, which is based at the School of Marine Studies of the University of the South Pacific within the Lower Campus Library, a branch of the USP Library. Further information is available from agency contacts.