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 Guam (902)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
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
Coastal Protection in the South Pacific This report was originally prepared for the 1993 South Pacific Forum by SOPAC and SPREP (South Pacific Regional Environmental Program). The report is derived primarily from a review of coastal protection structures by Gerry Burne (Kinhill, Riedel and Byrne, Melbourne) and material on coastal processes contributed by Rick Gillie. Pacific Island countries lie in the coastal zone. Coastal protection is a major issue and expense. This reports describes the various types of coastal protection systems used in the Pacific, the coastal processes that act on protection systems and are modified by them, and the place of coastal protection in integrated coastal zone management. Coastal Processes (CP) Report 1993
Participants from member countries selected and attend international training courses. Regional participation in appropriate training and development activities will have taken place and reports received and distributed by SOPAC. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Training 2004
SOPAC 1991 Coastal Mapping Workshop The SOPAC 1991 Coastal Mapping Workshop was held on the Coral Coast on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji from 22 July to 2 August 1991. Previous workshops have b en held on both coral atolls and high volcanic islands and the 1991 workshop in Fiji continued with the volcanic island theme although stressing mapping techniques useful for coastal environment studies in the areas of coastal development. The 1991 Workshop was planned to include few formal lectures and more detailed mapping of the coastal and nearshore area of an existing coastal resort which recently has started to suffer severe coastal erosion. Coastal Processes (CP) Workshop 1991
The e-Parliament - Conference / Meeting e-Parliament Conference / Meeting convened leading to improved capacity regarding the need for legislation and governance that is fully inclusive of all sectors, with particular attention being given to the poor. Uncategorised (UC) Conference/Forum 2008
Regional coordination of disaster management SOPAC's DMU was established in 1999, and it was implementing the multi-donor-funded SPDRP2. SOPAC’s DMU is now established and it is implementing the multi-donor-funded SPDRP2. Those donors who had agreed to fund SPDRP also agreed that their funds will be channelled through UNDP on cost-sharing agreement during the transition phase. The transition was in progress and it will be completed during the year 2000. The DMU is also the South Pacific Office for the UNDP Disaster Management Programme (DMP-SPO). It was responsible for office administration cost and salary of some of the staff. It also houses the UNOCHA Disaster Response Adviser. To further promote and strengthen the co-ordination work of the DMU, an unsecured fund of US$20,000 was proposed for SOPAC management and DMU to use for advocacy and awareness missions and activities Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project 1999
Strengthening Community Resilience through Applied Community Risk and Vulnerability Analysis (continued) Reduction of disaster impacts in Pacific island communities through applied community vulnerability and risk analysis Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2002
Implementation of the Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy Implementation of the Strategic action framework of PIROP. Cooperation and coordination with relevant CROP agencies (MSWG), continued. Relevant initiatives of SOPAC mandate under PIROF-ISA designed and implemented. National Ocean Policy Office established. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Policy and Governance 2008
Regional Co-ordination of Pacific Islands GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) in the SOPAC Region Undertake activities designed to maintain and strengthen regional PI-GOOS alliance, including: coordination of PI-GOOS Steering Committee; improving access to data and information on observing programmes in coastal and open ocean waters; disseminating information on PI-GOOS activities; delivering ocean data products to users; providing support to PICs in implementing coastal observation programmes. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2008
11th Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) and the Eleventh Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 11th Session of SOPAC and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held in Wellington, New Zealand and hosted by the Government of New Zealand. The meeting was attended by member countries of SOPAC with the exception of Samoa who was unable to attend. Guam were also officially welcomed as a member of the CCOP/SOPAC and representation was by Mr W. Fitzerald, Acting Chief, Economic Development and Planning Division, Department of Commerce. Designated National Representative for the Territory of Guam is Mr J. D. McDonald, Director, Department of Commerce. General (G) Meeting 1982