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 Survey (329)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Manganese Nodules Sampling Manganese Nodules sampling in Ellice Basin was undertaken on the RV Moana Wave. Minerals (M) Survey 1985
Potential Area for Gloria Survey identified - western trench side of Vanuatu and Central Basin of Vanuatu Cruises (C) Survey 1987
Coastal Development - Coastal Engineering To define quantitatively the movement and exchange of water masses in coastal and nearshore areas to provide information for coastal engineering projects. Coastal Engineering (CE) Survey 1987
Sissano Tsunami, Inshore and Lagoon Mapping Investigations, Papua New Guinea The objectives of the investigations were to complete shallow swath mapping and seismic surveys of the 0-200 m shelf area seaward of Sissano lagoon; Mapping bathymetry and sediments of Sissano lagoon and completing a range of sampling and coring programs. The data acquired on the two JAMSTEC/SOPAC surveys offshore of north PNG show that additional swath bathymetry and seismic reflection data was then required in water depths of less than 200 metres. The JAMSTEC vessels used during the surveys could only work in water depths greater than 200 metres and additional data was then needed as close inshore as possible.The data acquired was to be used to determine whether a nearshore sediment slide contributed to the tsunami of July 1998 and to assess the influence of the shallow water morphology on the focusing of the tsunami. From the new bathymetric data, computer modellers will be able to determine the focusing of the tsunami wave as it passed through shallow water. Data Management (DM) Survey 2001
Pipe Detection Survey and MapInfo Training The objective of this task was to complete pipe detection surveys for the remaining villages of Niue not previously surveyed and compile all information into the pre-existing Water Utility GIS. Provide MapInfo training to a member of the Niue Water Section. Water and Sanitation (WS) Survey 2000
Assessment of Marine Aggregate Resources & Sand Mining in Vava'u Objectives of the survey were to: (1) determine alternative locations, extent and nature of offshore resources; (2) develop baseline data of potential resources; (3) assess impacts of baseline current aggregate source areas & (4) advise on alternative resources. Aggregates (A) Survey 1998
Geophysical survey on Eastern Santo see earlier entry - A ground magnetometer survey was recommended prior to any expensive program such as drilling. The Vanuatu Government has again requested supervisory and training assistance from SOPAC for such a survey. Uncategorised (UC) Survey 1999
Aeromagnetic Data An aeromagnetic survey was undertaken over Vanuatu in 1994 by AusAid. The survey collected magnetic and radiometric data from a fixed wing twin-engine aircraft and a helicopter to cover the entire country. The results of the survey are presented in a comprehensive package comprising of point-located digital data, gridded digital data, image maps, contour maps, profile maps, flight-path maps, and interpretation maps and reports. A request has been submitted to house the digital data at SOPAC. Uncategorised (UC) Survey 1999
Seismic investigation, proposed new Rewa bridge site, Viti Levu, Fiji A field survey was carried out to assess the depth to bedrock in the vicinity of the proposed new bridge across the Rewa River, Nausori. The 2 day survey involving acquisition of geophysical data was conducted by SOPAC on the 15th and 16th of April, 1997. Uncategorised (UC) Survey 1997
GPS Control Survey, South Tarawa, Kiribati The activity was carried out from 3 - 4 October 2000. Task was to Carry out a GPS control survey on South Tarawa, Kiribati and the Goal was to produce a completed building assets GPS survey and fire hazard assessment of the Island. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Survey 2000