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 Information Exchange At the 1985 meeting of CCOP/SOPAC and STAR, a need was recognised for the exchange of information, particularly on scheduled research cruises, to fully develop future research programmes in the region. The objectives were: (i) to collect detailed information on planned research cruises from institutions and agencies concerned, as well as from STAR National Contact Points, and disseminate it to interested parties on a regular basis at least once a year, and possibly twice a year; (ii) to compile a list of ongoing and planned marine geology projects in the region, with details of objectives, methodology and participants, and to disseminate it to interested parties; (iii) to prepare up-to-date information on planned research projects/cruises in the region for publication in the CCOP/SOPAC newsletters (iv) to promote a Workshop on Management of Marine Science Data and Information to be convened in the near future. General (G) Proposal 1985
33rd session of the SOPAC Governing Council and it's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 33rd Session of the SOPAC Governing Council and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held at the Coral Coast in Fiji but hosted by the Government of Papua New Guinea. Guam welcomed back after being absent for two years. General (G) Meeting 2004
Regional Early Warning Strategy Meeting An early warning planning meeting was convened for member countries with an active National Disaster Management Offices. The purpose of the meeting was to strategise and produce a Regional Early Warning Strategy that is aligned to the guidelines and key activities of the Disaster Risk Management Regional Framework for Action 2005 - 2015; and that which takes into considerations the current status of the member countries with regards to Early Warnings. The issues ranges from lack of technical capacity, coordination with relevant agencies to the risk perception of the general public that these offices represent. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 2005
Pacific Energy Newsletter (PEN) To establish a closer link between SOPAC's regional energy program and the member countries, donors, CROP agencies and others who are involved in the development of the energy sectors of member countries. To keep the PEN readers advised, on a quarterly basis, on the recent developments in the regional energy scene and selected ones from the member countries. It is expected that PEN will assist in creating a networking among its readers. Energy (E) Bulletin/Newsletter 2001
National Jurisdiction over Offshore Mineral Resources The committee was pleased to learn that most of the South Pacific countries including Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, New Zealand, Tonga and Western Samoa) were represented at a meeting organized by the South Pacific Bureau of Economic Co-operation. The meeting was held to discuss the position that would be taken at the Conference on the Law of the Sea that was to be held at Caracas in Venezuela from 20th June to 29th August 1974. General (G) Meeting 1974
Pacific water and wastewater association meeting: Annual General Meeting (continued) The 1998 PWA Annual General Meeting was organised and held in Suva. The PWA AGM was attended by representatives of water utilities from most member countries including Palau, American Samoa plus private sector interests from Australia, Fiji Islands, New Zealand. This was the third meeting held of the Pacific Water Association but the first to be held with the Association legally established in Fiji. Water and Sanitation (WS) Meeting 1998
21st Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC and the 21st session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 21st session was hosted by the Government of Tonga and attended by Member countries which were Australia, Cook Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa. New Caledonia and French Polynesia are Associate Members. Marshall Islands were noted to be members of the CCOP/SOPAC at the time of the Annual Session. Application for Membership of CCOP/SOPAC received by committee and approved for membership of New Caledonia as an associate member of SOPAC and noted the technical expertise available through French support. General (G) Meeting 1992
Water Education and Awareness for Schools To create awareness of vulnerable water resources in the Pacific through the use of simple user-friendly publication material. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2001, 2002
18th Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) and the 18th session of its Technical Advisory Group The 18th session was hosted by the Government of Australia and held in Canberra, Australia. Delegates from the following member countries attended: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. The Federated States of Micronesia also attended as observers. General (G) Meeting 1989
Intergovernmental Conference on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise The Intergovernmental Conference on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise that was held in Majuro, 16-20th July, resulted from an initial SPREP meeting held in 1987 to establish and assess the impact of sea-level rise on the South Pacific nations.Individual countries were to carry out impact studies on their individual areas and a report be made on the actual problems they face. UNEP gave assistance to help in the planning for contingencies of sea-level rise. The purpose of the meeting was two fold: 1) to present the results of research conducted by the ASPEI scientists into the impact of sea-level rise on the environments of the South Pacific nations, and 2) to formulate further plans for counteracting the effects of a sea-level rise on a national and regional level. Coastal Processes (CP) Conference/Forum 1989