AquaMaps are computer-generated predictions of natural occurrence of marine species, based on the environmental tolerance of a given species with respect to depth, salinity, temperature, primary productivity, and its association with sea ice or coastal areas. These 'environmental envelopes' are matched against an authority file which contains respective information for the Oceans of the World. Independent knowledge such as distribution by FAO areas or bounding boxes are used to avoid mapping species in areas that contain suitable habitat, but are not occupied by the species.
Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Vent Fields (2020) - InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields 3.4
The InterRidge Vents Database is a global database of submarine hydrothermal vent fields. The InterRidge Vents Database is supported by the InterRidge program for international cooperation in ridge-crest studies (www.interridge.org).
Rural and urban population 1990 - 2017, FAOSTAT (website: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#country/127)
Area of vegetation by province
Regional data on marine pollution. Observe pollution events.
Marine pollution originating from purse seine and longline fishing vessel operations in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, 2003-2015.
The data was collected by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's Observer Programme
Atolls – the “biodiversity cool spots” vs hot spots: a critical new focus for research and conservation
This paper highlights the seriousness of the “biodiversity crisis” on atolls and the need to place greater research and conservation emphasis on atolls and other small island ecosystems. It is based on studies over the past twenty years conducted in the atolls of Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It stresses that atolls offer some of the greatest opportunities for integrated studies of simplified small-island ecosystems.
dataset with data pertaining to livestock (piglet) distribution by R&D for outer islands in the fiscal year 2014 - 2015. This data was analyzed in the current SOE
RMI Protected Areas data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), downloaded August 2019. This dataset includes both tables and spatial data.
vegetation types within the mainland coastal region provinces
vegetation types for the provinces in the PNG highlands region
Data valid as of 09/04/2019
FAOSTAT population data download 31/07/2018
CVS version of the data in excel
Hydrothermal Vents tabular data - InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields
CSV file containing the global distribution of hydrothermal vent fields in WGS84 coordinate system.
Each value represents the number of dumping events observed on fishing vessels during the period 2003-2015
List of species and their conservation status for 1,746 species reviewed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Data were derived from https://www.iucnredlist.org/.
a recorded consumption of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Under the Montreal Protocol, RMI maximum allowable ozone depleting substances consumption are recorded herein
Consumption of CFCs has remained reasonably constant in RMI since 1993. The data set out herein was collected by the international consultant on his visit to RMI. Data before 1995 is not considered reliable and is only an estimate of consumption at that time