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
Seabeam Surveys by R/V Jean Charcot R/V Jean Charcot completed a multipurpose cruise around New Caledonia in August to September 1985. Uncategorised (UC) Cruise 1985
SOPAC/ UNESCO Cooperation in Renewable Energy To assist UNESCO in a review of a proposal for the establishment of the Centre for Education and Training in Renewable Energy for the Pacific Region. In May 1999, UNESCO approached SOPAC for assistance in reviewing a proposal from the PNG government to establish a Centre for Education and Training in Renewable Energy for the Pacific Region. An MoU for this collaboration between SOPAC and the UNESCO office in Apia was signed in July 1999. SOPAC's Energy Adviser was assigned to provide assistance to UNESCO. The delivery of the assistance commenced in August and involved consultations with selected Pacific Islands Countries. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2000
Report on the Circum Pacific Map Project In 1977 Mr R. Richmond, acting Chairman of the Southwest Quadrant Panel of the Circum-Pacific Map Project, requested through CCOP/SOPAC assistance from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to compile data for the Project. Uncategorised (UC) Report 1978
Georstom I Cruise The Georstom I cruise took place from 7 August to 12 September 1973. Cruise took bottom samples from western margin of the Loyalty Islands basin and ridge to supplement the work of the "Austradec" programme, as well as bathymetric, seismic and magnetic profiling. Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Cruise 1973
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
17th Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC (than CCOP/SOPAC) and the 17th Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The meeting was co-hosted by the Government of Tuvalu and the Technical Secretariat and held in Suva, Fiji. In attendance were all member countries; Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa. Designated National Representative for Guam is Mr Peter Barcinas, Acting Director, Department of Commerce. Federated States of Micronesia and New Caledonia attended meeting as observers. General (G) Meeting 1988
Energy resource assessment To monitor and assess the indigenous energy resource potential of the region and to determine the feasibility for extraction and utilization. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2001
Small Scale Energy Consultancies To assist member countries to address specific energy issues by the provision of short-term consultancies to cater for specialist areas where either the time or expertise is not immediately available from the SOPAC Energy Unit. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2002
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
Equipment Acquisitions Two substantial equipment acquisitions were a SOKKIA Set 2C Electronic Total Station and a Del Norte 1009+ GPS Receiver. a) The SOKKIA SET 2C Electronic Total Station is a complete surveying system which can simultaneously measure distance and angles electronically, with vertical and horizontal angles continuously updated in real time from the sighting point. b) The Del Norte 1009+ unit is a multi-function positioning system. It comes with a built-in 386 computer, a 250Mb HD and 2 Mb RAM. Uncategorised (UC) Equipment 1995