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, regional agencies, governments, to community networks.


  • Pacific regional climate change vulnerability assessment and national summaries
  • Developing Community Marine Monitoring Toolkits
    • Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna and New Caledonia
    • Marine Champion (Ranger) training
  • Synthesising nature-based solutions for the Pacific region and providing investment recommendations
  • Designing multi-year coastal resource management projects
    • Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project – Phase 2 (VCAP-2)
    • Securing Kiribati marine environment (IUCN)
    • Vanuatu Community-based Climate Resilience (GCF, Save the Children)
  • Community-based adaptation to climate change in Western Province, Solomon Islands
  • Supporting coastal farmers in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga to identify and adapt to climate change impacts
  • Marine surveys and assessments
    • Status & trends of coral reefs and finfish analysis at national and regional scales
    • Vanuatu crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) surveys and control program
    • Marae Moana (Cook Islands) Outlook Report
  • Developing climate change strategies and action plans in the 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