Our work in the Pacific

C2O Pacific represents our Pacific-based office operating out of Vanuatu. We build teams that specialise in marine and coastal resource management and conservation throughout the Pacific region. Our partners range from local and international NGOs, to regional agencies, governments, and local communities.


  • Developing tailored Community Marine Monitoring Toolkits in Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna and New Caledonia
  • Marine Champion (Ranger) training in Vanuatu and Marshall Islands
  • Synthesising nature-based solutions for the Pacific region and providing recommendations for nations and regional agencies and NGOs
  • Vanuatu crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) control
  • Developing marine outlook report in Cook Islands
  • Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project – Phase 2 (VCAP-2) design
  • Securing Kiribati project design
  • Community-based adaptation to climate change in Western Province, Solomon Islands
  • Supporting coastal farmers in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga to identify and address climate change impacts
  • Marine habitat and finfish surveys and status & trend analysis at a national and regional scale
  • Assessing vulnerability of habitats, fisheries and aquaculture to climate change at a national and regional scale
  • Supporting delivery of improved biodiversity and fisheries-associated livelihoods and well-being in New Ireland, PNG
  • Developing climate change strategies and action plans in Torres Strait
  • Developing snorkel trails and interpretive materials for eco-tourism

C2O Pacific build experienced and dedicated teams with a passion for facilitating positive change to ensure sustainable and healthy coastal marine environments for the people of the Pacific.


Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Torres Strait, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna

Dr Johanna Johnson
Senior Scientist & Director
PhD Climate Change Vulnerability
+678 555 1114

David Welch
Senior Scientist & Director
MSc Fisheries Science
+678 563 2627