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Pacific environmental security projects include efforts initiated through the environmental security forums as well as efforts undertaken by its partnering organizations.
Here you will find information on Indo-Pacific environmental security projects. Learn more about these projects by browsing through the reports, storyboards, and other multimedia documents.
The Maldives Environmental Sensitivity Index was a project to develop a series of maps that identify sensitive coastal resources at risk in the event of an oil spill. The resultant maps help emergency responders prioritize cleanup efforts if an oil spill were to occur among the islands of Laamu Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Maldives National Defence Forces (MNDF) and Maldives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formed the core of the ESI team.
The South Asia Regional Oil Spill Response Project began as a workshop effort to enhance regional oil spill response readiness in South Asia. South Asian Navy and Coast Guard delegates visited Honolulu, Hawaii to observe oil spill response exercises, view spill equipment, tour facilities, and meet with U.S. Navy and Coast Guard representatives. The project aimed to share lessons-learned and best practices and to increase collaboration among environmental security organizations.
The Mongolia Groundwater project was proposed to enhance water resources practitioners with a diversified understanding of groundwater principles, aquifer characterization, and data acquisition needed to design, construct, and use groundwater models.