Pacific Maps , GIS Data and Ocean Observing Systems

Extensive collection of pacific regional clearinghouse mechanisms for maps , GIS data and Ocean Observing Systems.

GIS Country Profiles for Pacific island Countries [SPC].

Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from http://www.imars.usf.edu/MC/output_south_pacific.html . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS)
NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is designed to be a single point of access to NOAA coral reef information , maps and data products, especially those derived from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. see NOAA's Pacific portal .

Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center
The Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) is tasked with the delineation of the benthic habitat of coral reef ecosystems throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands, including the Hawaiian and Mariana archipelagos, American Samoa and the remote, U.S.-affiliated islands such as Johnston and Palmyra Atolls.

Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System [SOPAC]
PI-GOOS aims to develop a catalogue of coastal and open ocean observing programmes, both past and present, operating in Pacific Island countries, to improve information sharing amongst Pacific island marine professionals and the wider marine community. A growing array of marine data and products are being made available to users through publicly accessible online servers. A list of datasets of relevance to Pacific island marine, coastal, fisheries, and climate professionals is maintained from this website.

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is one of eleven regional observing programs around the country that are supporting the emergence of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The intent of the PacIOOS is to create an effective partnership of data providers and users who will work together to develop, disseminate, evaluate and apply new ocean data and information products designed specifically to address the needs of the communities, businesses and resources that call the Pacific home. The PacIOOS region is defined as the Commonwealth and Territories of the United States in the Pacific and the Freely Associated States in the Pacific. 

Pacific ReefGIS [ReefBase Pacific]
The Pacific ReefGIS allows you to display and explore coral reef-related data and information on interactive maps. Pacific ReefGIS uses ArcReader, which is a free and easy-to-use mapping viewer that allows you to zoom, search and query data layers, and to save and print maps. Data layers include shorelines and EEZs, reefs, mangroves, monitoring sites, marine protected areas, reefs at risk, bleaching observations, images and country profiles.
see also from ReefBase Pacific: Maps ; Aerial Photographs ; Satellite images

Pacific Region Ocean Data and Information Portal
T he Pacific Region Ocean Data and Information Portal is developed and maintained by the National Oceanographic Data Center, The goal of PRODIP is to develop and implement an end-to-end ocean data and information portal with capabilities of exploring in-situ data from real-time data streams and integrating the data streams with archives across the Internet through a "one-stop shopping" (single interface) query for users who have a high bandwidth Internet connection. Alternatively, users without high-speed network access can order CD/DVD-ROMs from the NODC that contain the integrated dataset and then use software over potentially low-bandwidth/high-latency network connections to periodically update the CD/DVD-ROM-based archive with new data.

Objectives:

Provide adequate coverage and continuity of data in the islands of Hawaii, the Northwestern Hawaii Islands, and the American Flag (AF) Territories;
Provide tools with capabilities of exploring in-situ data from real-time data streams and integrating the data streams with archives.

SOPAC GeoNetwork
Interactive Maps, GIS datasets, Satellite Imagery and Related Applications.

SOPAC GeoNetwork's purpose is:
To improve access to and integrated use of SOPAC scientific information
To support decision making in the Pacific region
To promote multidisciplinary approaches to sustainable development
To enhance understanding of the benefits of geographic information
SOPAC GeoNetwork allows the sharing of geographically referenced thematic information between different organizations

South Pacific Island Web Atlas [USP]
This Atlas contains South Pacific Island data and information. Here you will find the nationaland Pacific regional data in table, graph, and map form. Includes maps of Exclusive Economic Zones for the region.

U.S. Pacific Territories Benthic Habitat Mapping Project / Centre for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) Pacific Islands Mapping Project [NOAA]

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Maps
Extensive collection of maps of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, US Possessions and Pacific Remote Island Areas

World Database on Marine Protected Areas
The WDPA-Marine is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive set of marine protected areas (MPAs) data available. With less than one percent of the oceans under legal protection, it is essential to maintain a dataset that focuses on MPAs and representation of the diverse species and habitats found in the marine environment. American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji , French Polynesia , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu