SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Activity Type of Study (253)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Coastal Management - Baseline Study Study of the coastal zone in the Port Vila area in order to provide physical baseline data relevant to the development of the coastal zone Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1983
Feasibility Study – Coconut Oil as a Bio-fuel To determine the feasibility of using coconut oil as a fuel substitute. Energy (E) Study 2003
Investigation of suitability of clay deposits for the manufacture of pottery, bricks or tiles (continued) Previous studies completed include the clay studies on Epi, Efate, Santo, Malekula, Pentecost, and Tanna. Further work was undertaken for the purpose of investigating possible occurrences of clays with potential as suitable new materials for the manufacture of ceramics such as bricks, tiles, clay pipes and so forth. Minerals (M) Study 1983
Baseline studies of Inshore areas in Vanuatu for Coastal Development Programmes A number of tasks were initiated under this activity. However priority was given to baseline engineering studies in Mele Bay to assist with the selection of possible waste water outfall site and for preliminary design of the facility; assessment of cyclone and earthquake risk along Vila Harbour shoreline; baseline studies in North East Efate in connection with geothermal energy developments. Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1983
Site evaluation for an ocean waste disposal outfall for Port Villa This study is the result o-f a survey conducted in Port Vila Harbour in 1983 that indicated the necessity -for liquid waste disposal facilities to serve greater Port Vila. A study was conducted in Mele Bay in 1984 to locate favorable ocean outfall sites, and several locations were evaluated. The general area identifies as Station VI in the 1985 study has now been proposed as the more favorable location for serving Port Vila Harbour and Erakor Lagoons area. The present survey was conducted to develop baseline data on the water quality, hydraulic characteristics, and bottom profile along a possible submarine discharge pipeline route at Station VI in Mele Bay. The selected site could serve both the harbour area and the lagoons area that are separated by a high ridge. The station is located in Mele Bay at the end of that ridge on the Pango Peninsula. Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1984
Monitoring and baseline study of Port Vila Harbour, Erakor Lagoon and Mele Bay The sanitary wastes from Port Vila are at present disposed of in septic tanks with subsurface effluents. Overloading is being experienced as evidenced by the many septic tanks that require regular pumping. An alternative disposal of ocean discharge is being considered. A suitable site for a submarine disposal outfall needs to be identified. This survey was conducted to develop baseline data on the water quality and hydraulic characteristics of Mele Bay, and to evaluate four possible locations for a sewer outfall location near to Part Vila. Another objective was to develop some baseline data on Teuma Bay for its use as a marine fueling and storage depot. Two minor objectives were to locate a site suitable for collection of sea and swell data on Efate and to consider the environmental significance of a thermal discharge near Mangea Reef. Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1985
Bathymetric Survey of Teuma Bay (Shark Harbour) As part of the development of Port Vila the moving of fuel storage to another location was considered and so a preliminary site study was completed for Teouma Bay (shark harbour) including a current and surge study and a bathymetric survey. The objective of the programme was to evaluate the bathymetry of Teouma Bay, an inlet located east of Port. Vila, Efate for its use as a fuel depot and storage location. No consideration has been given to the infrastructure requirements, fuel storage area, or foundation conditions either within the bay or on the adjacent land areas. Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1985
Complete assessment of samples collected during the 1983 clay resources study by the clay consultant In order to evaluate possible occurrences of raw materials for the manufacture of ceramics, samples were collected from a number of sites on six of the islands of the Republic of Vanuatu. These samples were examined mineralogically and chemically, and where possible, subjected to specialised tests to assess their ceramic suitability. Minerals (M) Study 1985
Marine Geoscience Course University of PNG (UPNG) offered no training in marine geoscience despite considerable international interest in PNG marine geology. A three week course, was required for most of the final year geology students (19) of (UPNG) and a limited number of Geological Survey personnel. The course included basic coastal shallow marine mapping and sampling, included accurate navigation, bottom and subbottom profiling, coring, dredging and grab-sampling. General (G) Study 1991
Port Vila Coastal Studies Coastal Processes (CP) Study 1986