The 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress (PSIC-12) was held from 8–12 July 2013 at the Laucala campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. The PSIC-12 was a highly successful meeting with excellent science, and was the third most well-attended Inter-Congress in PSA’s history, attracting 632 registered participants from 51 countries; 251 participants (45.1% of total attendees) were from countries other than Fiji. We again congratulate our hosts at the University of the South Pacific for organizing this very successful meeting, and thank them for their hard work, generosity, and hospitality.

The theme of the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress was: “Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and Rim”. The PSIC-12 included physical, biological, and social sciences and encompassed terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, and social/cultural subjects and approaches in the Pacific Islands and Rim region. Inter-Congress sessions were organized on the PSIC-12’s seven sub-themes:

  • Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, & Resilient Societies
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Sustainable Development
  • Food, Water, Energy & Health
  • Society, Culture & Gender
  • Governance, Economic Development & Public Policy
  • Climate Change & Impacts
  • Oceans