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About Pacific-Studies.Net

Pacific-studies.net is a European-based (but not European-exclusive) network and platform of and for researchers and students in the social sciences and humanities in and on the Pacific region. The network also hosts the ESfO (European Society for Oceanists) membership database and its regular conferences.

The start of pacific-studies.net was made by the ECOPAS project, which is dedicated to networking and supporting activities related to Pacific studies, while establishing a durable dialogue between research institutions and the local, national and international policymaking agencies.

It includes the building of this digital platform that gives access, for each country of the Pacific region, to general information, to the professional profile of experts, and to a virtual library of resources (publications, archives, maps, visual and audio materials).

Please note that this platform is a constant work in progress.


Some other websites of interest

See the section Pacific Research Centers

Experts in Pacific Studies


Enter a phrase like climate change in Kiribati, or governance and land tenure in Vanuatu.


See Pacific Research Centers
Search for experts, research topics or experiences

  Recently updated profiles...[ see more profiles ]

stuart KIRSCH
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Michigan, United States

Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Solomon Islands
Keywords: Climate Change, Engaged Anthropology, Industrial Ethnography, Open Futures, Political Ecology, Property

Edgar SUTER
Research Fellow, Institut für Linguistik at Universität zu Köln, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Historical Linguistics, Linguistic Reconstruction, Papuan Languages, Language Classification

Kim Andreas KESSLER
PhD Student, School of Geography at University of Otago, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Places: Fiji Islands, Lau archipelago, Solomon Islands, Malaita, Vanuatu, Tanna, Cook Islands, Southern Cook Islands, Mauke, Rarotonga
Keywords: Development, Resilience, Livelihoods, Aspirations, Aid, Rural-urban Linkages, Spatial Justice, Climate Change Adaptation, History Of Anthropology, Higher Education



Pacific Countries

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American Samoa
Australia
Clipperton Island (France)
Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Polynesia
Galapagos (Ecuador)
Guam
Hawaii
Indonesia
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
USA Minor Islands
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna

Members' Corner





Scholars and specialists on Pacific Studies are invited to create an account and make their profile and expertise available to the public.

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Current Events

ESfO 2025
24 June 2025 to 27 June 2025 in Lucerne. Conference website


Past Events

ESfO 2022
02 June 2022 to 05 June 2022 in Ajaccio. Conference website

12th ESfO Conference
07 December 2018 to 10 December 2018 in Cambridge. Conference website