Leading strategic research in collaboration with our Pacific Island neighbours
Sustainable Tropical Aquaculture creates livelihood opportunities
Farming pearl oysters, sea cucumbers, clownfish and other high value sea life has the potential to improve the lives of entire Pacific communities.
Past, present and future impacts of sea-level changes
How past sea-level changes impacted on societal evolution in island contexts.
Enhancing fruit quality
Addressing fruit quality, production and profitability to enhance resilience and livelihoods in the South Pacific
The Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research (ACPIR) is a multidisciplinary research centre that provides a focal point for the expertise and experience of the many USC academics and researchers conducting research and development projects in the Pacific Islands region.
Research areas include agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, sustainability, heritage, food security, climate change and health. Many projects include local capacity building in scientific and social research, industry and sustainable livelihood development.
In addition to the senior academics based at USC, the University has a number of full-time research staff based in the Pacific. As well as conducting and supervising research, these USC researchers mentor local research students, industry staff and community members.
The Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research (ACPIR) works with the people of the Pacific Islands to help them attain their goals and meet their challenges without compromising their independence or diluting their cultural richness.
ACPIR seeks to carry out research into all aspects of Pacific Islands environment and life. ACPIR is currently focused on land, water and people and conducts research that supports livelihood sustainability and economic development.