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Indonesians are still fighting to be heard after Montara oil spill
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2022 (Guardian) - The spill from the Montara oilwell in the Timor Sea in 2009 was one of Australia’s worst environmental disasters, with thousands of seaweed farmers claiming it destroyed their livelihoods.

How Norfolk Island is grappling with its first COVID-19 outbreak
BRISBANE, Australia, 15 January 2022 (ABC) - Norfolk Island's COVID-19 outbreak began two days before the Queensland government officially took over providing key services from New South Wales.

Tsunami hits Tonga after giant volcano eruption
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2022 (BBC) - Tsunami waves caused by a giant underwater volcanic eruption have hit the Pacific country of Tonga. Social media footage showed water washing through a church and several homes, and witnesses said ash was falling over the capital, Nuku'alofa.

Indigenous communities are working to restore seaweed species
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 14 January 2022 (Mongabay) - In many places, Indigenous communities are working to restore seaweed species that have been traditional food sources or supported traditional diets. From kelp farms in Alaska to seaweed-focused community education in Hawai‘i, the projects take many forms.

Antigua and Barbuda gets hooked on aquaponics
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, 14 January 2022 (Observer) - The quiet residential area of Upper Renfrew in St John’s is home to Indies Greens, the island’s only aquaponics farm and training centre, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics to produce fish and vegetables at the same time.

Galapagos island microgrid under development
PUERTO AYORA, Galapagos, 14 January 2022 (PEI) - A renewable energy solar + storage microgrid is under development across Santa Cruz and the neighbouring Baltra islands.

EU could suspend Vanuatu visa-free travel
LONDON, UK, 14 January 2022 (Guardian) - The European Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about the Pacific nation’s controversial “golden passports” scheme.

Research center for medicinal plants displaces incense harvesters
HUMBANG HASUNDUTAN, Indonesia, 13 January 2022 (Mongabay) - Incense harvesters in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province say the construction of a new center for research into medicinal plants threatens their livelihoods. The government says the center will boost Indonesia’s food and drug security, and maximizing the economic potential of Indonesia’s wealth of medicinal plants.

Pacific Ocean Climate Change Conference 27-29 May, 2020, Apia, Samoa

Island Feminisms Conference Jan-April 2021, Hilo, Hawaii

5th International St Magnus Conference 14-16 April, 2021, Lerwick, Shetland

Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 20-21 May, 2021 

Islands of the World XVII conference 14-18 June, 2021, St. John's, Newfoundland

Caribbean Conservation Finance Congress 6-8 July 2021 in virtual format

'The island–insularity, archipelagos–a geophilosophical issue' A Summer University, 10-14 July, 2020, Rhodes, Greece

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines conference 4-6 August, 2020, Reduit, Mauritius

World Conservation Congress 3-11 Sept, 2021, Marseille, France

Virtual Island Summit 6-12 Sept, 2021

Greening the Islands e_Convention 19-21 Oct, 2021

COP 26
UN Climate Change Conference 1-12 Nov, 2021, Glasgow, UK

Islands of the World XVIII conference 13-17 June, 2022, Zadar, Croatia

13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 6-16 June, 2024, Honolulu, Hawaii