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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Every four years the PSA holds a Pacific Science Congress. Themes for congresses tend to be broadly based, touching on all regions of the Pacific and many facets of science and technology. View a complete list of PSA congresses and intercongresses.
Past Pacific Science Congresses:
- 21st Pacific Science Congress, hosted by University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, 2007.
Download the U.S. Delegation report on the 2007 Congress (48 KB PDF).
- 20th Pacific Science Congress, Science and Technology for Healthy Environments, hosted by National Research Council of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, March 17-21, 2003.
Pacific Science Inter-Congresses are held between congresses, generally one in the middle year between congresses, but there have been exceptions. Compared to the Congresses, Inter-Congresses tend to have a more narrow theme and may be sub-regional in focus.
Past Pacific Science Inter-Congresses:
- 11th Pacific Science Inter-Congress,Tahiti, French Polynesia from March 2-6, 2009
Theme: Pacific Countries and their Ocean: Facing Local and Global Changes
The sub-themes of the 11th Inter-Congress were: Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development; Climate Change and Ocean Acidification; Health Challenges in the Pacific: Infectious disease, non-communicable disease and health workforce; Culture and Politics: The Cultural and Political Stakes of Modernity; and Economy: Economic Challenges for the Future of the Pacific. The goals of the Inter-Congress were to assess the knowledge status of local and global changes within Pacific countries; gather Pacific country scientists and other scientists working in the Pacific region; develop beneficial exchanges between all the countries of the Pacific region, and in particular with the scientific communities of French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, and New Caledonia; and give young scientists in the Pacific region a stimulating exchange opportunity.
Learn more about PSA Congress outcomes.