Association of Pacific Island Legislatures New PacIOOS Partner


Association of Pacific Island Legislatures New PacIOOS Partner

The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) is our newest regional MOA partner. APIL is a regional organization committed to working together on matters where regional cooperation, coordination, exchange and assistance may help governments achieve their goals through collective action. APIL is comprised of legislative representatives from 12 island governments, including American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) State of Chuuk, FSM State of Kosrae, FSM State of Pohnpei, FSM State of Yap, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, State of Hawaiʻi, Republic of Nauru, and Republic of Kiribati. Areas and issues of interest include, but are not limited to, topics such as Resources and Economic Development, Commerce, Legislation, Energy, Regional Security and Defense, Communications, Cultural Appreciation, Health and Social Services, Education, Agriculture, Air and Sea Transportation, Aquaculture, Sports and Recreation, Youth and Senior Citizens, Tourism, Finance, Political Status, External Relations, and Development Banking.

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PacIOOS is the first regional association that was certified as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Certification provides NOAA and its interagency partners a means to verify that a regional association’s organizational and operational practices, including data management, meet recognized and established standards set by NOAA.