Working towards sustainable island futures

A view through palm trees on manicured lawn looks across a flat bay towards hotels and office buildings
Tumon Bay, Guam

Dr. Romina King, the PI-CASC Lead at the University of Guam, has been collaborating recently with Dr. Jim Randall, the Chair of the Institute of Island Studies (IIS) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Canada and the lead researcher on a project titled, “Comparing small island states and subnational island jurisdictions: Towards sustainable island futures.”

For this project, the team of researchers has developed a survey for island residents to better understand the role that governance plays in achieving a more sustainable future for island communities. This research, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is being carried out by approximately 600 people on 12 islands around the world.

The survey for Guam residents consists of 19 closed-ended questions. Responses will be returned only to Dr. Randall and to Dr. King and will not be shared with anyone else in their raw form.  Responses will be aggregated for final reports, research articles, or conference presentations, and after five years the data will be erased.

To take the survey, please visit this link to Survey Monkey. If any respondents wish to participate in a follow-up focus group, or receive an executive summary of results, that can be indicated at the end of the survey.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Romina King at or 671-735-2874, or Dr. Jim Randall at; +1-902-620-5013. If you have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this study, you may also contact the UPEI Research Ethics Board at +1-902-620-5104 or by email at