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About 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 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
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Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: Australia, Vanuatu, Western Australia (Australia), Malampa (Vanuatu), Northern Territory (Australia)
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia, Australia (country), Western Australia, Vanuatu, Malakula, Efate, Western Desert
Keywords: Uncertainty, Social Organization, Land Management, Ritual, Social Change, First Contacts, Environment, Digital Resources, Indigenous Politics, Personhood

Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie, France

Administrative areas: Rapanui - Easter Island (Chile), French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia, Chili, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Keywords: Kinship, Land Dispute, Law and Culture, Migration, Regional History, Social Change, Social Organization, Tourism, Cultural Change, Diasporas

Independent researcher, Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Wellington (New Zealand)
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Regionalism, Regionalisation, Regional Organisations, Law and Culture, International Relationships, Governance, Pacific Regional Politics, Public Policies

Pacific Countries

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American Samoa
Clipperton Island (France)
Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
French Polynesia
Galapagos (Ecuador)
Marshall Islands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Solomon Islands
USA Minor Islands
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

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

Past Events

11th ESfO Conference
29 June 2017 to 02 July 2017 in Munich. Conference website

10th ESfO Conference
24 June 2015 to 27 June 2015 in Brussels. Conference website