Traditional Stewardship skills are important to the identity of Micronesian communities and also for helping protect their oceans in the face of climate change and other global threats. The success of the Stewardship Skills Youth Summer Camp supported by OneReef last year has set the foundation for ongoing camps and classes. In the summer of 2021, OneReef supported and facilitated two different Stewardship Skills camps for youth which are helping preserve and pass on traditional knowledge.
Mr. Patterson, who is from Sokehs, grew up with a love of the ocean and spent much of his young years fishing and traveling between the not-too-distant islands of Ant and Pakin Atoll. His love of the ocean and the people of Pohnpei led him to join the Pohnpei State Police force, where he was [...]
Mr. Akilino Albis left formal schooling in third grade after he grew interested in canoe carving and seafaring with his father, Albis. He quickly learned at a very young age and wanted to be the best in building canoes and fishing. He spent much of his young age working alongside his father, earning his favor [...]
In March 2019, OneReef, in collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, trained three teams of local islanders in cutting edge imaging technology used by scientists to monitor reef health over time. In June and October (2020), the teams from Pohnpei and Helen Reef independently imaged multiple sites in their area, putting their training into action! (The team from Ngarchelong, a Northern state of Palau, independently imaged six sites in March 2020).
OneReef puts hi-tech in hands of local stewards to improve conservation outcomes: OneReef and our science partner, Scripps Oceanography, trained three OneReef Community Partner Teams to use a novel reef-monitoring technology. Read on about how it's a win-win for all of us.