Monument News
September 27, 2014
Pacific Remote Islands Monument has been expanded. To view a pdf of this update please click here.
September 3, 2014
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Planning Update Number 4, September 2014. To view a pdf of this update please click here.
May 21-22, 2013
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and Marianas Archipelago Ecosystem Science Implementation Workshop 2013

For more information on the ecosystem workshop, please click here.
February 2012
Public Comments on Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare Monument Management Plans for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Click here to view.
Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled for Draft Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Management Plan (pdf 150kB)
Federal Register Notices
Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare Monument Management Plans for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Plan click here to view
Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare Monument Management Plans for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument click here to view

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Marine National Monument Program

The Marine National Monument Program implements the January 2009 Presidential Proclamations that established three Pacific Marine National Monuments, the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll, and also co-manages the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, created in 2006. The Marine National Monument Program coordinates the development of management plans, scientific exploration and research programs within the Marine National Monuments in the Pacific Islands Region. Under NOAA's existing authorities and the Antiquities Act, the Marine National Monument Program works with federal and regional partners and stakeholders to conserve and protect the marine resources in these large marine protected areas.

MISSON STATEMENT:

Understand and protect the unique natural and cultural resources within the Marine National Monuments through the advancement of scientific research, exploration, and public education.

VISION:

Strong partnerships that promote healthy ecosystems through science based management by 2016

GOALS:

  • 1. Collaboratively develop and adaptively manage governance structures for the Marine National Monuments.
  • 2. Develop a program for scientific exploration and research.
  • 3. Increase stakeholder awareness, engagement, and support for the Marine National Monuments



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For more Information:

NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/

NOAA's Ring of Fire Exploration
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/06fire/welcome.html