Pacific Ocean Pathways in support of sustainable development.

About Us


PACPATH is a Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA). The project builds on a multi disciplinary and multi actor consortium to co-design a robust Ocean research strategy, projects and services to develop coastal and offshore ocean sciences, ocean stewardship and prototype innovative sustainability pathways.

What do we do

Billions of people depend on the Ocean for their livelihood and food supply, and increased efforts and interventions are needed to conserve and sustainably use ocean resources and achieving the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 devoted to the Ocean.

PACPATH has 3 phases with increasing focus and funding:
  1. 2021-2023: Topical workshops and networks
  2. Establishment of a roadmap
  3. Implementation : responding to Belmont’s call for tenders

Objectives & Results

Building on existing networks, organisations and people, from regional scale, to coastal community scale in the South Pacific, PACPATH hosts co contruction workshops during its first phase (2022-2023) engaging local actors, civil society organizations, customary authorities, policy makers and multi-disciplinary academics with the purpose of:

  • Reinforcing a common understanding of the state, variability, and change of the Ocean;
  • Reinforcing networks, institutions and organizations for sustainability;
  • Coconstruct ocean research projects and services that have the best chance to turn into effective actions;
  • Coconstructing ocean research projects and services;
  • Supporting governance and policy making for the ocean-climate nexus;
  • Combining traditional and local knowledge with scientific knowledge to promote ocean literacy.



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Present partners

The first phase of PACPATH will focus on case studies in Fiji and New Caledonia. The consortium partnerships includes academic actors, the Pacific Community and governmental organizations from Oceania, United State, France and Germany.

Contact Us

Alexandre Ganachaud, coordinator PACPATH
Oceanographer, UMR LEGOS
IRD Representation in New Caledonia.

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