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21 October 2019 | dataset

Coastal proximity of populations in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

A recently published paper, titled “Coastal proximity of populations in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories” details the methodology used to undertake the analysis and presents the findings.
Purpose

  • This analysis aims to estimate populations settled in coastal areas in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTS) using the data currently available. In addition to the coastal population estimates, the study compares the results obtained from the use of national population datasets (census) with those derived from the use of global population grids.
  • Accuracy and reliability from national and global datasets derived results have been evaluated to identify the most suitable options to estimate size and location of coastal populations in the region.

A collaborative project between the Pacific Community (SPC), WorldFish and the University of Wollongong has produced the first detailed population estimates of people living close to the coast in the 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Field Value
Publisher Pacific Data Hub
Modified 05 July 2021
Release Date 21 October 2019
Homepage URL http://www.spc.int/updates/news/media-release/2019/10/paper-on-coastal-populati…
Identifier 9f18b716-d636-4e9a-b628-0e5cd9757dec
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Phil Bright, GIS, Innovation and Dissemination Lead, SPC Statistics for Development Division |
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Land, Coastal and Marine