Wednesday, August 11, 2010

IPMEN helping to shape marine education in the Pacific

IPMEN is a Pacific network of individuals and organisations like AUSMEPA that believe marine education plays a crucial role in sustainable solutions for the Pacific region.

It aims to foster collaborative relationships that will lead to the creation of resources, programs, training and leadership necessary to build ocean literacy at every level of society in the Pacific region.

The IPMEN conference, held last month in Fiji, incorporated traditional and shared western knowledge. Two key outcomes:
       • Fijian government made a commitment to include marine education into their school curriculum.
       • A cooperative forum was initiated between students from Fijian and Australian secondary school

All of he 2010 IPMEN conference presentations are accessible on the web at

The next IPMEN conference to be held in Chile in 2012. For more information, go to

Conference participants from Hawaii, Japan, Saipan, United States, Indonesia and Australia visited Tagaqe District School

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