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
10th session of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) and the tenth session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 10th session of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) was held at Port Vila, Vanuatu and hosted by the Government of Vanuatu. The session was attended by member countries of SOPAC. STAR - SOPAC's Science, Technology and Resources Network was proposed as a vehicle to assist the international research community to provide advice to SOPAC. General (G) Meeting 1981
Media-based Advocacy (PEG) & (REP-PoR) The purpose of this Media Advocacy was to support mainstreaming energy, gender and poverty/hardship issues and linkages into national and regional energy policies and action plans through enhanced awareness on the need to ensuring equitable access to energy for rural communities in Pacific Island countries. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2007
Advice and Assistance with Formal Education Programs Assistance provided to member countries by the Training Coordinator by working with member country individuals at all levels from schools to senior government and the private sector to increase awareness of the need for geoscience information and skills and working with other regional and national organisations to increase awareness of the need for geoscience information and skills. In addition is the development of courses and materials for secondary and tertiary institutions in the region, and in particular assist and advise with courses at USP. Human Resources Development (HRD) Technical Assistance 1995
Implementation of an Interactive Graphical Ocean Database for CTD and Future ADCP Profile Data An interactive database to support data collection, reduction display, analysis and archiving CTD data was implemented during a workshop in July. As there is archive data from a number of past projects which could be moved over into the database and allow for better data access. A second phase to complete this archiving of old datasets and the inclusion of current data from ADCP and VACM is planned. For Tuvalu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Fiji Islands, SOPAC will continue its collaborative project with the Victoria University of Wellington directed at understanding the biological aspects of carbonate sediment budgets. In addition the preparation of a booklet similar to Coasts of Pacific Islands entitled "Pacific Islands and Carbonate Sediments", was planned. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 1999
Activities of CCOP/SOPAC Hydrocarbon Group in Fiji, 1988 The overall aim of the Hydrocarbon Group is to identify areas of possible hydrocarbon potential and determine by which means they can highlight this potential to the best advantage of the member country.Two confidential reports have been prepared for the Fiji government in regard to small projects. One was a study of hydrocarbon shows in all wells drilled in Fiji. The other was a review of seismic data quality which outlined areas requiring reprocessing. A source rock sampling has been started in Fiji with existing cores sampled and new holes drilled. Minerals & Hydrocarbon (MHC) Activity/Task
World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Results Management Council In late 2009, SOPAC accepted an invitation from the Secretariat of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) to become a member of its Results Management Council for 2 years. The GFDRR was established in September 2006 and is a partnership of major donors and development partners committed to accelerating the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Results Management Council was set up to ensure the quality, relevance and impact of GFDRR-financed activities. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Network 2010
1st Meeting of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The First Session of the CCOP/SOPAC was held at Suva, Fiji from 7 to 13 November 1972 and the First Session of its Technical Advisory Group on 8 and 9 November 1972. The Cook Islands and Republic of Nauru had expressed their interest in becoming members of CCOP/ SOPAC but were unable to send representatives to the First Session. Vanuatu was not represented at the first session but was represented at the first meeting of TAG. General (G) Meeting 1972
Coastal Survey equipment to support work programs To maintain equipment data inventory to undertake required work program tasks. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2001
Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management The Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management (PPDRM) was convened in Suva, Fiji from 9th -13th August 2010. The PPDRM in 2010 comprised the following (1) 16th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting (2) 5th Annual Meeting of the Pacific DRM Partnership Network. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 2010
Detrital Gold Resources Survey in the Nadi Bay Area (continued) A 15-day geophysical and sampling survey, using a vibro jet-airlift drilling system, was conducted from between 21 November and to 5 December 1994, in the Nadi Bay area by SOPAC and the Fiji Mineral Resources Department. The primary objective of the survey was to further assess the potential of detrital gold in Nadi Bay, as follow-up to similar work conducted in 1993. Minerals (M) Survey 1994