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Pacific-wide specialized research centers
- Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) - University of Guam
Established in 2009, CIS is the focal Institute at the University of Guam for adapting and modeling sustainable technologies that meet the needs of island communities in the broader areas of the environment, economy, society, and education. With the emphasis on indigenous, island-focused sustainability, the CIS creates and provides opportunities for research-based models of renewable and sustainable energy management.
- Marine Laboratory - University of Guam
The Marine Laboratory serves the Micronesian region, including Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands. The laboratory performs basic and applied research on the biology and ecology of tropical marine organisms, emphasising conservation and management of coastal marine resources. It also provides community services and university teachings.
- Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) - University of Guam
Established in 1990, the Micronesian Language Institute (MLI) is a special part of the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC). The purpose of MLI is to conduct research, service and teaching activities that enlarge understanding of the indigenous Micronesian languages of Micronesia, and further develop Micronesian language resources. MARC has also revived archaeological studies at the University of Guam.
- Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) - University of Guam
WERI seeks solutions to issues and problems associated with the location, production, distribution and management of freshwater resources in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. Main areas of research: Weather and Climate; Surface Water & Watersheds; Groundwater and Aquifers; Water Quality, Production and Distribution; Water Resources Management and GIS.
- Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) - University of Guam
Scientists working at WPTRC are finding solutions to issues faced by the people and ecosystems of Guam. WPTRC specializes in research designed to enhance agricultural profitability, stimulate economic development using natural resources, improve the quality and safety of food products, sustain and protect the environment with ecologically sound practices, improve the quality of life for the people of Guam.