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
CCOP/SOPAC-IOC Second International Workshop on Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the South Pacific A week long follow-up workshop was held from 9-15 October, New Caledonia, to review and update the 1975 Workshop on Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the Pacific. Minerals & Hydrocarbon (MHC) Workshop 1980
Offshore Mineral Potentials - Petroleum Crude oil and natural gas have been discovered and recorded in from shallow wells drilled in New Caledonia. Crude Oil and Natural Gas potentials may exist at great depths on slope of shallow marine shelves surrounding islands and in areas of extensive area submerged platforms and archipelagos. Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Activity/Task 1972
SOPAC Regional Co-ordination Role in Disaster Management This task was initiated in response to decision by the leaders participating in the 1995 Forum meeting in Madang with the purpose of liaising and cooperating with other agencies to maintain and also establish new programs in coastal management and hazard assessment. Efforts to take a cohesive and planned approach to disaster management in the South Pacific began in the late 1970s with a series of disaster awareness seminars and the early development of national disaster plans. During the 1980s, the Pacific Island Disaster Program produced several publications on disaster preparedness, NGO training programs were developed and supported by the Australian Overseas Disaster Response Organisation (AODRO). In the 1990s, disaster management increasingly took on a regional flavour with regular annual IDNDR regional meetings and discussions at Forum meetings. A proposal for a regional coordination unit in the South Pacific Forum Secretariat was approved in principle by the FOC in 1994; however, a review of the Forum Secretariat operations in late 1995 recommended that SOPAC be the lead agency for coordination of disaster management in the region. Hazards (H) Activity/Task 1996
ZoNeCo 2, Survey of New Caledonia EEZ (Eastern Part - Loyalty Ridge) The ZoNECo 2 cruise is the second phase of the ZoNe programme that aims to assess the living and non-living marine resources within the E.E.Z. of New Caledonia. The ZoNECo 2 cruise, carried out east of New Caledonia mainland, surveyed the NW-SE-trending northern segment of the Loyalty Ridge and its northern extension, between 18°20'5 and 21°40'5. Cruises (C) Survey 1994
Fellowship Attachment from the University of New Caledonia To develop cooperation links between SOPAC and the French University of New Caledonia. New Caledonia is working towards greater independence and cooperation with other Pacific Island countries. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Training
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
Introductory meeting of the tropical cyclone warning upgrade project The meeting was held in Nadi from 3- 4 February 1997. It is part of a 3 year project with a total budget of 1.6 million ECU and is funded by the European Union. The purpose of this meeting was to approve the inception report and 1997 work plan. The participating countries are those Pacific ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific ) and OCT (Overseas Countries and territories) which are signatories to the Lome Convention. This meeting was attended by Steve Solomon , SOPAC's Coastal Geologist. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 1997
Regional Minerals Exploration Program Continue to seek the integration of all existing information on geology and known mineral occurrences to include in the minerals database. Offer advice to member countries with the assistance of agencies such as UNCTAD to organise training courses on policy issues including negotiations with the private sector. Minerals (M) Activity/Task 1997
Equipment maintenance upgrade Upgrades required to the following were indicated in the 1999 Approved Work Program and Budget. Action on the latter two were reported as funding became available: (a) CTD Transmissometer (b) ADCP Upgrade (c) Digital tide gauges water level recorders (d) EPC thermal graphic recorder 9800 series (e) Del Norte Upgrade - DGPS to RTK. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1999
Airgun and Magnetic Surveys of Offshore Mineral Potentials in New Caledonia A technical adviser by the Government of France informed TAG that airgun and magnetic surveys was conducted on the self to the north and south of New Caledonia. Research Vessel "Coriolis" completed the first leg of the AUSTRADEC project, supported by CNEXO, ORSTOM, the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), and three French oil companies, CEP (Total), ERAP (Elf), and SNPA (Aquitane). Minerals (M) Activity/Task 1972