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Channel Islands build partnerships with France
LONDON, UK, 10 June 2023 (BBC) - Guernsey and Jersey's governments have renewed their partnership with the French department Ille-et-Vilaine. The Memorandum of Understanding facilitates joint working in areas such as education, overseas aid and trade. The Channel Islands also signed a memorandum with the region of Brittany for the first time.

Agutaya archipelago doctor who cared for 13,000 people on her own
AGUTAYA, Philippines, 10 June 2023 (BBC) - When 99-year-old Eleuthera Abus lifts her right arm, she winces as the broken bones move. It's been six months since her fall. "All I can do is manage her pain," says Alena Yap, the 28-year-old doctor who is examining her on her porch. "She really needs to have the bone pinned. But the family is refusing to take her to hospital." 

The microchip industry would implode if China invaded Taiwan
LONDON, UK, 9 June 2023 (Conversation) - A conflict between the US and China over computer chips – or semiconductors – has been escalating in recent months. The US has taken steps to limit China’s access to advanced chip technology amid heightened international competition in the area. Taiwan plays a critical role in this struggle since it has a huge share of the global semiconductor industry.

EASAC supports call for moratorium on deep-sea mining
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 9 June 2023 (Mongabay) - The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has announced its support for a moratorium on deep-sea mining. In a new report, the council conveys its skepticism that deep-sea mining is necessary to meet the needs of critical minerals for renewable technologies.

Arctic ship traffic may bring unwelcome visitors to King Island
JUNEAU, Alaska, 9 June 2023 (AB) - King Island, Alaska, roughly 85 miles off the coast of Nome, is home to the now abandoned village of Ukivok. In the early 20th century, nearly 200 people - the Ugiuvangmiut - lived in small houses raised high on stilts above the island’s steep, unforgiving terrain. 

Saudi Arabia's Farasan Islands offer rich biodiversity
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 9 June 2023 (AN) - Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the Red Sea, roughly 50 km west of the Saudi port city of Jazan in the southwest corner of the country, is an archipelago made up of about 170 islands known as the Farasan Islands.

COP 27
UN Climate Change Conference 6-18 Nov, 2022, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

UN Biodiversity Conference  (COP 15) 7-19 Dec, 2022, Montreal, Canada

5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress 3-9 Feb, 2023, Vancouver, Canada

3rd Critical Tourism Studies-Asia Pacific Conference 13-17 Feb, 2023, Hanoi, Vietnam

Islands in Relations: Conflicts, Sustainability and Peace thematic conference 4-6 April 2023, Osaka, Japan

Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 7-8 June, 2023, Saaremaa, Estonia

Island Studies International Conference "Island Innovation, Resilience, and Revitalization" 20-26 June, 2023, Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan

5th Pacific Islands Universities Research Network conference 4-6 July, 2023, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

4th Forum The Azores, The Atlantic and the Global Challenges 7-10 Sept, 2023, Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal

Virtual Island Summit 25 Sept-1 Oct, 2023

11th symposium 28-30 Sept, 2023, Jelsa, island of Hvar, Croatia

International Coastal Symposium 3-6 Oct, 2023, Taipei, Taiwan

Turning the Tide: Climate Change, Social Change, and Islandness conference 23-26, Oct, 2023, Oranjestad, Aruba

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