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

Listing Projects - Country of Australia (181)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Regional Coordination of Law of the Sea Related Issues in the SOPAC Region To advise member countries on legal and policy issues relating to delimitation and the continental shelf, marine scientific research, offshore minerals exploration and mining. Further, to monitor law of the sea issues of relevance to SOPACs work programme. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Activity/Task 2000
Deepsea Mineral Databases and Mapping SOPAC continued to maintain and expand deepsea mineral databases (especially for manganese nodules, cobalt-rich crusts, metalliferous sediments and hydrothermal minerals); and compile and publish regional maps as required. Appreciating the huge success and benefits gained from the three phases of SOPAC-Japan Deep Sea Co-operative Minerals Program, SOPAC member countries strongly requested Japan to consider a Phase IV of the program. Minerals (M) Activity/Task 1999
Co-ordination of the Pacific Exploration Technology 98 (PET) Conference During the 1997 Annual Session, the Vanuatu delegation requested a conference to raise the profile of mineral exploration potential in the Pacific to attract possible explorers to the region. In response to this, SOPAC ran a three day international conference on Pacific Exploration Technology 98 from 23rd to 25th September 1998. The conference seeks to bring to international attention the importance of the Pacific for mining exploration, existing new developments taking place and new challenges that face the region. Field trips were also organized to the Tuvatu gold prospect on Tuesday 22nd and to Emperor Gold Mine on Saturday 26th September. Minerals (M) Conference/Forum 1998
SOPAC Water and Sanitation Newsletter, 1997 During 1997, SOPAC continued to act as the coordinating center for water and sanitation activities in the region, developing plans for appropriate programs on relevant activities with SPC (health and sanitation), SPREP (solid waste management) and others. Activities include representation at several regional and international meetings and publication of the SOPAC Water and Sanitation Newsletter. Water and Sanitation (WS) Bulletin/Newsletter 1997
20th Session of the Governing Council of CCOP/SOPAC and the 20th Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 20th session was hosted by Vanuatu in Port Villa and attended by Member countries; Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Guam, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Republic of Vanuatu, and Western Samoa. Marshall Islands were noted to be members of the CCOP/SOPAC at the time of the Annual Session and representation was by Mack Kaminaga, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue discussion on New Caledonia's application for Associate Membership at last year's Annual Session. General (G) Meeting 1991
Multi-year programme of work of the Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD) The multi-year programme of work of the CSD focused on focused on water, sanitation and human settlements in 2004-2005 (CSD12 & 13), and the thematic cluster of energy for sustainable development; industrial development; air pollution / atmosphere; and climate change in 2006- 2007 (CSD14 & 15). Water and Sanitation (WS) Policy and Governance 2005
22nd Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC and the 22nd Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 22nd session was hosted by Suva, Fiji and attended by Member countries of Australia, Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati,. Marshall Islands, New Zealand, PNG, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. New Caledonia and Tahiti Niu are Associate Members. An observer representing Niue also attended. General (G) Meeting 1993
CROP Implementation of the Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Forum convened, with Regional Ocean Framework for Action developed. Regional strategy development and implementation support for the Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy provided Uncategorised (UC) Policy and Governance 2004
Developing and Strengthening Partnerships To develop and strengthen partnerships through the provision of technical assistance at national, regional and international levels through the provision of technical assistance and representation at meetings and conferences, which are relevant to the energy sector development of the region. Over 50 technical responses provided to member countries and other regional organizations during this period. In addition to the technical responses the region was represented at a number of meetings and seminars that contribute towards and assist with the development and strengthening of partnerships. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2001
Hazardous Times newsletter To facilitate regular exchange of news, information and experiences in disaster management in the South Pacific, the quarterly newsletter has been produced since 1996 and this will continue during the year 2000. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Bulletin/Newsletter 1999