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Ocean and Islands Programme (OIP) has delivered a number of assessments to the Cook Islands over the last reporting period including several tasks funded in-kind by the Cook Islands Government. These include work undertaken for the Ministry of Marine Resources; a desktop review of existing data and information holdings of SOPAC related to the Muri Lagoon; and the collection of oceanographic data and the development of a benthic habitat map of Muri Lagoon. Also completed was hydrographic work for the Ports Authority to assess possible locations of alternative cruise ship tender landing sites on Rarotonga. OIP has also partnered with NIWA to develop a comprehensive geospatial framework to inform climate change adaptation in the coastal zone of selected areas of Mangaia Island. This work is implemented as a component of the SPREP initiated PACC Project and the MCSS team spent a month in the 1st quarter 2011 collecting near-shore bathymetry, topographic and oceanographic data. This data is now being used by NIWA who are taking responsibility for the wave climate and modelling components.
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Saturday, December 2, 2023
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Saturday, December 2, 2023
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