Led by the France Pacific Territories committee working in partnership with other member committees*, a PECC international project entitled "Sustainable Management of Marine Resources" was implemented during 2011-2012.
Seminar 1: Oceans at Risk - Protection from oceans to coast, sharing marine resources (program agenda and presentations for download)
November 22-24, 2011 | Noumea, New Caledonia
- New economic models
Seminar 2: Oceans as a Source of Renewable Energy (program agenda and presentations for download)
March 26-28, 2012 | Hawaii, USA
Seminar 3: Management of Marine Resources and Oceans as a Means of Communication (program agenda and presentations for download)
December 4-5, 2012 | Auckland, New Zealand
- Identification and exploitation of deep sea mineral and energy resources: identification of the existing resources, looking for new resources (eg. nodules, rare earth metals), the development of clusters and international alliances, technology transfer and innovation through PPPs, the legal framework, and the prevention of environmental risks;
- Surveillance of oceans: Protecting fishing zones from non-authorized users, monitoring and fight against marine and coastal pollution, the development of an international early warning system to prevent potential environmental disasters;
- Oceans as a means of communication: Enhancing the competitiveness of small island economies by developing sea transportation; working towards a "hub and spoke" or a "point to point" model to link the economies; and
- Development of high speed communication by optical fiber in the Pacific Rim to enhance economic and financial relations
* PECC committees from the following economies have contributed to the project: China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, and the United States.