The ocean covers more than two-thirds of our planet’s surface. In Pacific Island countries, the area of ocean is many times larger than the land territory. With extensive Exclusive Economic Zones Pacific Island Countries are not Small Island Countries, but truly Large Ocean States.
This is where the Marine Atlases comes into play. Research has improved over the years, enabling us to better understand the system of our ocean and to develop solutions for dealing with the ocean sustainably. A lot of data has become publicly available. This atlas compiles over hundred datasets from countless data providers and for the first time makes this treasure trove of marine and coastal information accessible and usable – as maps with complementing narratives, as data layers and as raw data.