Research is fundamental to understanding and executing our programs. We put great emphasis on matching experts and research students with our stakeholders.

A Peek into our Research Process


Identify Knowledge Gaps

Living Islands works with local communities and stakeholders to identify gaps in knowledge that are not currently being addressed.


Collect the funds and support

We look for funding and support exclusively from universities and interest groups that support open research.


Recruit theĀ researchers

We recruit researchers and students with an intrinsic interest in Micronesian issues.


Execute the project

Our research projects are typically executed in a combination of short and medium work visits to the Micronesian region, and follow-up work in the United States.


Publish the results

Living Islands’ focus on knowledge sharing means that all research conducted and produced under our name will be made available for free in the public domain.