Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Assessment
Island and Ocean Ecosystems
The Pacific island region covers an area of more than 27 million km (squared) and is dominated by ocean. The 22 Pacific island countries and territories are mostly small island states with significant geological, biological, and social diversity. Unsurprisingly, Pacific island people have a high dependence on their ocean resources for food security, livelihoods, and economic revenue, as well as cultural connections to marine environments and animals.