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 Fiji Islands (1980)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Relocation of selected points throughout the Fiji Group by multiple-pass satellite fixes. Initially proposed in 1977, objective of the study was the production of tables of errors between existing charts and SATNAV-determined co-ordinates, to fix routine offshore survey locations. The economic target was to delineate baselines for Fiji's marine spaces. A multifix satellite programme at up to twenty selected sites is planned from October 1977 to April 1978. Two-channel land satnav was used in October 1977 while on demonstration for multipass fixes at Nadi and Suva. Multipass fixes were obtained during MRDcruise 77-2 on HMFSRuve at Suva, Vatoa, and Ono-i-Lau. In 1978 both MRD(O) and CCOP/SOPAC now have 1100 series Magnavox SATNAVs. This was used to take multi-pass fixes during port visits in Fiji and satfixes on passages/surveys in the group. An Australian army survey party was expected to start primary geodetic surveys in 1978-79. Uncategorised (UC) Cruise 1977 - 1981
Regional Maritime Boundaries Project Full data set required for EEZ and other maritime zone delimitation and shared boundary negotiation for each PIC was proposed to be made available by the end of 2007. FFA provided with updated GIS layer once available.. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Project 2008
GLORIA data interpretation & reporting: Tectonic activity and plate boundaries along the Fiji Platform The project reports on GLORIA surveys carried out on the Fiji Platform and the interpretation of the data collected. The northern flank of the Fiji Platform was surveyed as part of a GLORIA study in offshore areas of five SOPAC member countries in order to examine the modern and relict seafloor fabrics which might indicate the history and present geometry of plate motion along this margin. Other survey areas are reported on separately in the report. An assessment was also made of the economic potential of the region and recommendations for further study are outlined. Uncategorised (UC) Project 1991
ENSO Impact on water resources in the Pacific Region: Workshop A workshop on ENSO Impacts on Water Resources in the Pacific region was held inconjunction with SOPAC’s 1999 Annual Session at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from 19 to 23 October 1999, and attended by about 80 participants from 23 countries.The main objectives of the workshop were to: (1) assess climate variability impacts on water resources (2) identify the users of climate forecast and recognition of their needs (3) identify adaptation and mitigation strategies (4) strengthen links between the producers and users of climate information. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Workshop 1999
Scholarship Scheme for UN Technical College Training Scheme In 1988, two scholarships were awarded, one to Mr K Babo from Kiribati (James Cook University) and a second to Mr A Utanga from Cook Islands (Canterbury University). Both performed satisfactorily in their end of year examinations, and, both universities agreed that the students be permitted to continue to second year in 1990.In 1989, Techsec in consultation with Kiribati and Cook Islands agreed to award scholarships to Mr Babo and Mr Utanga. In 1989 the Canadian Crown Agency, lCOD, also agreed to contribute funds to the Scholarship Scheme and this allowed Techsec to request all island member countries to submit a nominee for consideration. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 1987
Development of a Metadata System (continued) To support in-country technicians and departments involved in development of GIS/RS related work through the development of Metadata System for geographical data sets, cataloguing and sharing. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Activity/Task 2001
Seismicity investigation Investigations of seismicity of the Samoa-Tonga-Cook Islands-Kermadec Islands Region. The project was proposed during the TAG V, 1976. Hazards (H) Study 1977
Regional Water Quality Programme Capacity in water quality monitoring in PIC Nationals is increased. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2008
Hydrocarbon Programme Conference support for member countries Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Activity/Task 1995
Sonne 1994 Research Cruise Sonne- 94 cruise was scheduled to study submarine epithermal deposits in the SW Pacific. Minerals (M) Cruise 1994