Workshop on Observation Systems of Climate Change - 2015


PACE-Net Plus and the GOPS will jointly organize in association with PACE-SD a scientific workshop on

"Strengthening the Observation systems of Climate change and its impacts in the Pacific, for a sustainable management of resources and adaptation

This workshop will take place on 11-12 June, 2015 – at IRD Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia.


This workshop on climate change and its impacts due to natural variability and anthropogenic causes will focus on three scientific and technological area of research:

  • Oceanography, ocean atmosphere interactions and variability;
  • Impacts of climate change on the ecosystems and the biodiversity, on the marine and terrestrial resources;
  • Impacts of climate change on societies.


Synthetic presentations will introduce discussions and exchanges about the following questions:

  • What types of data and tools are needed? What impact will be addressed by which data?
  • How will data be used and model integration will be achieved?
  • What partnerships are needed to support and exploit these observation systems? 

The central objective of this workshop that will bring together experts from Pacific countries, from their regional organizations, and from Europe will be to produce a guidance note for the European Institutions on the projects and tools for these systems of observation, as well as the partnerships to be implemented to strengthen those, in the perspective of the societal challenges relating to climate change in the Pacific.


If you are interested, please register on before the 1st of May 2015 (a short CV and summary describing your interest in this topic will be asked). The number of participants in each panel will be limited.


Learn more :

Announcement : Announcement


Contacts : Jean-François Marini (1), PACE-Net+ Coordinator (jean-francois.marini at ; Bernard Pelletier (2), , Director of the GOPS (bernard.pelletier at ;

  1. PACE-NET+ :
  2. GOPS (South Pacific integrated Observatory for Environment and terrestrial and marine biodiversity), IRD Nouméa