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 New Caledonia (238)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Seismic Profiling and Bottom Sampling between Northern New Caledonia and Ontong Java Plateau The Georstom II and Austradec III programmes were planned with the objective to map the d'Entrecasteaux fracture zone, collect rock samples from the ocean floor and determine their age, ascertain the age and character of the ocean floor and study a NE-SW lineament south of Indispensable Reef between the Australian and Pacific plates. The two proposed cruises Georstrom II (September 1974) and Austradec III (January to February 1975) have been completed and field operation for other cruises are continuing. Minerals (M) Cruise 1975
Regional loss and damage assessment field guide Regional loss and damage assessment field guide developed by 2005 and modified for application in 50% of member countries by 2009. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Assessment 2006
Regional Workshop on Potential Applications of Ocean Observations for the Pacific Islands Region A regional workshop Potential Applications of Ocean Observations for the Pacific Islands Region was convened in Nadi Fiji from 4 to 7 October 2002 and registered approximately 75 participants from twenty-one countries. The major aim of the workshop was to provide a forum to enhance awareness of regional issues and problems with regard to their needs and requirements for ocean observing systems data and products. Coastal Processes (CP) Workshop 2002
Preliminary Prospecting in New Caledonia TAG was informed of preliminary prospecting carried out by the French Institute of Petroleum west of New Caledonia. Minerals (M) Study 1982
“Calsub” Geophysical Studies - R/V Le Suroit The RV Le Suroit as the mothership of the submersible Cyana will be carrying out different geophysical studies on margins and basins in New Caledonia. Cruises (C) Study 1989
Wave Energy Resource Assessment Wave energy resource being monitored and data retrieved and analyzed. Progress with new technologies monitored and evaluated Updates provided to PICs. Energy (E) Assessment 2008
Inshore & Nearshore Resources Training Workshop This 5 day workshop was held at the University of the South Pacific from the 13- 17 July 1981. There were about 80 registered participants including 30 trainees in the fields of Fisheries and Geology from the CCOP/SOPAC member countries. The Workshop was designed to deal with inshore and nearshore resources and gave special emphasis to their utilization and management. A major aim of the Workshop was to use expert consultants to train South Pacific country participants to assess mineral and living resources and advise on their exploitation and management. Minerals (M) Workshop 1981
Pacific Ocean/Atmosphere Monitoring Program - Pacific GOOS Inception Proposal for SOPAC's involvement with IOC-GOOS in implementing a Pacific Ocean/Atmosphere Monitoring Program (PacificGoos) in the region was submitted. Pacific GOOS was a proposed activity of the Oceans Unit recognizing many inter- linkages with SOPAC's other work areas. It was forwarded through the SPOCC process by the SPOCC Marine Sector Working Group where the concept of a PacificGOOS had been endorsed by SPOCC. The proposal includes the drafting of a strategy plan identifying the goals and objectives, actions, activities, management and policy requirements and general funding plans. During a GOOS Capacity Building Workshop hosted by the Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, thirty participants from twelve countries in the South Pacific agreed to establish PacificGOOS. The workshop took place from 13 to 17 February 1998, with funds for the workshop being provided primarily by the Netherlands Geosciences Commission, the Government of France and the I0C. The South Pacific Geosciences Commission (SOPAC) contributed the secretariat support and local organization. A Coastal GOOS conference is planned for 1999 to initiate PacificGOOS and develop pilot projects. Coastal Processes (CP) Programme 1998
Installation of standby generator for Secretariat Install a 200kVA generator and associated equipment to ensure 24/7 operations when power fails. The power supply in Fiji has become increasingly unreliable and following the events of 19 May 2000 where landowners disrupted the hydroelectric supply, power was rationed to 4 hours per working day. This necessitated the Secretariat hiring and buying small portable generators to provide 24/7 power to critical services such as communications and corporate databases. Uncategorised (UC) Equipment 2001, 2002
Remote Sensing in the Pacific "PIX-ILES 90" Workshop The International Workshop "Pix- iles 90" was held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 19 - 22 November and continued on Papeete, French Polynesia from 22 - 24 November 1990. The Sasakawa Peace Foundation approved a grant to SOPAC to enable its Techsec to send member country nationals to the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to provide maps using Remote Sensing, the Pacific Islands Environment and training. SOPAC supported the attendance of 3 member country national to the Noumea Workshop: Fiji (2), PNG (2) & Tuvalu (1). The workshop was attended by about 110 persons: 24 from France, 42 from New Caledonia and French Polynesia, and 32 from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Workshop 1990