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Start Date
Saturday, December 2, 2023
End Date
Saturday, December 2, 2023
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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. 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.