Ocean Science Fact: EL Nino and La Nina
El Niño and La Niña are climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide. They are two opposing climate patterns that break these normal conditions, and both have global impacts on weather, wildfires, ecosystems, and economies.
Securing food and water resources for the Pacific’s most remote communities showcased in documentary series launched today
Installation of water systems in Kapingamarangi, FSM, one of the most remote and inaccessible places in the Pacific A series of stories featuring ways to address drought and climate change in remote North Pacific Islands is being launched today. The ‘…
Assisting Yap State manage water supply through the current drought
SPC and water authority staff measuring water levels in a monitoring bore Residents of Yap State, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), are experiencing their fourth month of extreme drought, and face critical challenges in…
Republic of Marshall Islands strengthens food security measures ahead of future droughts
Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve…
EU and SPC agreement supports FSM, Marshall Islands and Palau to build resilience to El Niño
The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community have signed an agreement to build resilience to future El Niño related droughts in the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau.