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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.


Experts in Pacific Studies


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


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  Recently updated profiles...[ see more profiles ]

Marie DURAND
Postdoctoral Fellow, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at Musée du quai Branly, France

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Torba (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Material Culture, Techniques, Value, Gender, Cultural Change, Museums

Pierre-Yves LE MEUR
Senior Research Fellow, Gouvernance, Risque, Environnement, Développement GRED (UMR 220) at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Political Anthropology, Mining, Conflict, Environment, Applied Anthropology, Natural Resources, Place-making, Sovereignty

Aymeric HERMANN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Labex corail at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Technology, Exchanges, Material Culture, Techniques, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Social Organization



Pacific Resources

The database currently holds information on 35481 books, 3888 archival records, 2783 video recordings, 3969 audio recordings, 23180 maps, and 21759 pictures on the Pacific.

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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 2017
29 June 2017 to 02 July 2017 in Munich. Conference website


Past Events

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