This ground-breaking framework envisions a secure future for Pacific Island Nations based on ocean conservation and management, strong leadership and regional cooperation.
The guiding principles for the Pacific Oceanscape include:
· Improving ocean governance
· Sustainably developing and managing the use of ocean resources
· Maintaining the health of the ocean
· Improving our understanding of the ocean
· Ocean security
· Partnerships and cooperation
While respecting cultural differences and national sovereignty, the Pacific Oceanscape provides a framework for solving common problems and will leveraging funds, expertise and resources from common partners. Importantly it provides a united voice and platform for the region to act on ocean issues and engage with countries and stakeholders from outside the region. The Pacific Oceanscape is a catalyst for action to protect, manage, maintain and sustain the cultural and natural integrity of the ocean for the ancestors and future generations and for global well-being.
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