This project has developed sub-regional bioregionalisations for the western-south Pacific Ocean, through expert workshops and novel statistical analysis of physical and biological data. This combines approaches CSIRO developed in Australia, used in the Bay of Bengal (in collaboration with BOBLME) with similar approaches that have been used throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans to derive a single combined bioregionalisation.
This work was carried out as part of the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI), which is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
Data and Resources
- Bioregions of the South West Pacific Ocean, outputs from the Preliminary workshop - 2018pdf
Dunstan et al. 2018. Bioregions of the South West Pacific Ocean. CSIRO,...
- Bioregions shapefileszip
zip file "Pacific_shape_draft15112018", containing all the shape files from...
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Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
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Coastal and Marine