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 Marshall Islands (1246)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Coastal Development - Feasability Study for Causeway Improvements, Dud Area, Majuro To conduct an engineering study to investigate the opening up of filled in causeways in Majuro to get recommendation on best type of structural opening to improve circulation of lagoon waters. SOPAC has an ongoing coastal management program that assessing geological and oceanographic hazards processes in coastal areas. Effects of coastal engineering structures on coastal processes is vital as wide range of work is covered in this area such as 1) advice on the effects of coastal developments 2) design of coastal protection structures and interaction with natural process 3) identification and analysis of coastal hazards and their causes and effects of erosion 4) physical oceanographic studies in the coastal zone 5) preparation of coastal and environmental management plans 6) participation in Environmental Impact Assessment programs Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 1992
Round Table on Climate Change, Sealevel Rise, Climate Variability and Extreme Weather Events Participation at and contribution to Climate Change meetings and activities. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 2007, 2008
3rd World Water Forum Review Future role of the Partnership Facilitators, and the Mechanism for the Operation of the Partnership and input into 4th World Water Forum 2006. Water and Sanitation (WS) Technical Review 2004
Water Quality Database for the Marshall Islands Provided attachment to RMIEPA to assist with the design and development of a water quality database for Majuro Atoll. Water and Sanitation (WS) Proposal 1999
Regional Coordination of Marine Scientific Research and Retrieval of Offshore Data To promote, facilitate, coordinate, advise on and cooperate in marine scientific research geoscience activities in the offshore areas of the SOPAC region and to retrieve and store geological, geophysical, geochemical and other relevant data acquired by foreign researching states and organisations during Marine Scientific Research [MSR] in areas under national jurisdiction within a 12 nautical mile limit and under resource jurisdiction within a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone [EEZ]. To date, research activities have discovered offshore mineral resources such as cobalt-rich manganese nodules, cobalt-rich manganese crusts, polymetallic massive sulphide deposits, hydrocarbons and methane hydrates within the EEZs of numerous SOPAC member countries. Such discoveries demonstrate that non-living marine resources both within and beyond national jurisdiction may one day become economically significant to the economies of these Pacific Island Countries and to the region thus it is important to ensure that data and information be identified, collated and securely stored,for use in future resource assessments and evaluations for, exploration and exploitation. Coastal Processes (CP) Project 2001
General Bathymetry Chart of the Ocean (GEBCO) Sub-Committee on Digital Bathymetry The Tenth Meeting of the GEBCO Sub-committee on Digital Bathymetry was held at NGDC, Boulder, CO and Scripps, La Jolla, CA, and preceded the Fourteenth Session of the Joint IOC-IHO Guiding Committee for GEBCO also held at Scripps. The meeting focused on work completed, being done, and planned, relating to the GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA). The emphasis of the meeting was on practical working sessions, aimed at sharing information and assisting each other by maintaining a network of those active in updating the GDA. Techniques and methods were discussed, including the nature of the GDA and its updating, copyright, the GEBCO CD ROM, handling multibeam data, guidelines, and new techniques for handling digital data. The meeting was integrated with a visit to the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), an important contributer to GEBCO. General (G) Meeting 1993
World Water Day 2003 Provision to members countries of a campaign strategy with proposed activities catalogue, publication material, articles for newspapers and magazines, financial support for advertising in-country. Water and Sanitation (WS) Event 2003
Reducing Vulnerability of Pacific ACP States Project Inception: Regional Consultation Meeting The regional consultation was held in Nadi, Fiji, 8-9th October 2002. Representatives from Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu together with observers from the new ACP countries Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands attended. SOPAC senior staff and the EU Delegation were also present. This workshop provided an opportunity to establish and strengthen linkages and synergies between regional projects for the benefit of all stakeholders. The consultation was preceded by a joint session with the regional consultation for the EU funded project PROCFISH at SPC. The overall objective of the SOPAC/EU project is Reducing Vulnerability of Pacific ACP States through Integrated Planning and Management (Island Systems Management, ISM) at the Sectoral level, especially in the sectors impacting on hazards, aggregates and water resources. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 2002
Development and Application of Water Quality Resources Databases This project directly addresses a strong recommendation from the 1997 STAR Working Group. Pilot project experience in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands attracted interest from several member countries who saw the potential for strengthening their own capabilities in that area. Water resources assessments carried out in at least two countries per year to ensure 60% of member countries benefit by 2009. The objective of the project is to assist with the application of the National Water quality databases developed for the long-term storage of water quality data available for use to demonstrate the linkages to health statistics and other relevant information. Water and Sanitation (WS) Project 2005
Island Climate Update Bulletin ICU published for 1st year until June 2004. To improve the effectiveness of planning processes in climate sensitive sectors in the Pacific through increasing access to accurate climate information and to produce, publish and disseminate ICU bulletin to the climate sensitive sectors including water managers, energy managers and disaster managers. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Bulletin/Newsletter 2003