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
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
Regional programmes of the United States of America: Marginal Basins of the South-Western Pacific The United States Naval Research Laboratory, in a joint project" with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted an extensive aeromagnetic investigation over marginal basins of the south-western Pacific between 1976 and 1979. The purpose of these studies was to determine the tectonic fabric over the marginal basins that are located within the south-west Pacific geoidal high - a 70-metre elevation of the sea surface, as seen with satellite and surface gravity measurements - to learn the source, age, and possible longevity of the high. Additional investigations of the geoidal high were carried out in a joint ORSTOM/NOAA/ University of Texas project carried out in 1978 aboard r.v. Coriolis. Gravity traverses were run across the Fiji Plateau from New Caledonia to Fiji, and across the Lau Ridge and Tonga Trench. Uncategorised (UC) Project 1979
Sampling of Crusts in the Cook Islands The HMNZS Tui had involved in this cruise. Sampling had been carried out on seamounts in the Cook islands and discovered thick crusts. These had not been analyzed yet during the writing of this report. The vessel had also confirmed a new seamount in the Cook islands water. Minerals (M) Project 1986
Disasters and Mental Health: Reducing Vulnerabilities in the Pacific Region WHO-Geneva’s Mental Health Department, in conjunction with DMU produced a project proposal on psychosocial impacts (post-trauma counselling) for sudden onset disasters. This came out of the Papua New Guinea Aitape Tsunami experience initially. There are two project proposals. The first of this will be specifically for Papua New Guinea and funded by OCHA-Geneva and will be carried out before the end of 1999. The second was a regional project which was being developed. The objective of the project were to strengthen national capacity of PICs to prepare for and respond to mental health consequences of natural disasters through (1) advising national government authorities and institutions (2) utilising existing psychosocial guidelines and multi-level preparedness interventions (3) establishing regional and national training as part of disaster management and health sector initiatives. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Proposal 1999
Assessment of Sand Resources in Southern Lagoon New Caledonia has requested assistance with carrying out shallow water seismic surveys for sand resources assessment within the lagoons in the northern province. A field survey involved the acquisition of multibeam bathymetric data and single channel seismic data totalling some 523 line kilometres was conducted by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) during the month of June 1999. Aggregates (A) Activity/Task 1999
Marine Benthic Habitats Conference A conference on Marine Benthic Habitats and Their Living Resources was held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 10 to 14 November 1997, attended by about 200 participants from 26 countries. The primary goals of the conference were a) to bring together geologists and biologists studying the relationship between marine geology and marine living resources, including marine biodiversity and fisheries; and b) to provide a synthesis of the technology available to study and monitor the benthic submarine environment. The ultimate goal is to facilitate technology transfer to Pacific Island Countries, so as to assist with the characterisation and subsequent management of seabed habitats and their living resources, ensure their sustainable utilisation where appropriate, and secure the maintenance of their biodiversity. This conference was the outcome from the 1996 SOPAC (South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission) meeting were by the island nations strongly recommended that a habitats conference be organised in the region. Human Resources Development (HRD) Conference/Forum 1997
STAR Meeting A meeting of STAR, chaired by Dr Keith Crook will be held during the 1997 SOPAC Annual Session. Human Resources Development (HRD) Meeting 1997
Development and Use of Drought Indices for the Pacific Region Increased use of the Drought Index method to take appropriate action to mitigate the effects of ENSO related hazards. The 1997-1999 ENSO event, had devastating impacts throughout the Pacific Region. This event caused severe droughts in the North and South Pacific while the following 1998-99 La Niña event had similar, major impacts on the Central Pacific. A STAR meeting in 1999 noted that a clear need had been identified for the development of a standard, easy to produce and understood drought index for the region and recommended that SOPAC seek collaboration to develop a Drought Index for countries in the Pacific Region. Preliminary work has been undertaken to examine methodologies using the example of Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati as a SOPAC/UNESCO-IHP case study. This new task on research on Drought Indices was proposed in the form of a joint project by the Water Research Foundation of Australia, SOPAC and various other specialists from Pacific Island Countries and is pending awaiting funding. Hazards (H) Activity/Task 2002
Equipment Maintenance and Upgrade The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated a Minolta CF80 digital full colour photocopying machine. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1995
Map Publication Arrange and supervise the publication and printing of maps, especially prepared for Minerals, Coastal Mapping and Offshore Mapping activities. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1995