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 Niue (1011)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Establish and Maintain a Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database Continued maintenance of the Regional Deepsea Minerals Database with production of map products. At least one national counterpart trained in the maintenance of the Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database. Funds secured to convert database to MapInfo and link to Regional MSR Database Minerals (M) Activity/Task 2004
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
WHP Section P21, Trans-Pacific Physical Oceanographic Cross-Section R/V Melville (USA), 27 March - 24 June, 1994 for WOCE, WHP Section Line P21 in waters of Peru, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia. The object of this cruise was to occupy a series of CTD/O2 (Conductivity-Temperature- Depth-Oxygen) stations approximately along 17°S from the continental shelf of Peru to the continental shelf of Australia, with an intermediate port stop in Tahiti. Uncategorised (UC) Cruise 1994
World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Results Management Council In late 2009, SOPAC accepted an invitation from the Secretariat of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) to become a member of its Results Management Council for 2 years. The GFDRR was established in September 2006 and is a partnership of major donors and development partners committed to accelerating the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Results Management Council was set up to ensure the quality, relevance and impact of GFDRR-financed activities. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Network 2010
Maritime boundaries training At the 37th SOPAC session meeting held in Tuvalu 2008. Kiribati acknowledged the efforts of the Secretariate, with support from Ausaid in providing training and development of submissions concerning maritime boundaries. Stressed that these issues are critical to Pacific Island Countries not only in terms of managing mineral and fisheries resources but also in terms of determining EEZ and ECS territorial areas. Kiribati further touched on the issue of international momentum that was picking up and stressed its position on the need to pursue this opportunity. Seabed mining is an important issue for Kiribati given its vast marine area and there was great potential in this area, if appropriate technical research and advice was provided from SOPAC. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 2008
Needs Assessment of Enhanced Asset Management and Planning Tools for Selected Member Countries Needs assessements completed and reports available. National GIS and remote sensing facilities strengthened. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 2007
Support to Member Countries on Law of the Sea Related Issues The Law of the Sea came into force in November 1994. Article 76 makes provisions for countries to claim jurisdiction over their continental shelf where the definition of which involves compilation and acquisition of marine geology data. The objective is to help member countries compile data sets to support their claims. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Project 1997
Water Quality and Water Demand Management Asset management & associated compliance water quality monitoring of water utilities and water regulators improved Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2005
National Energy Plans The establishment of an Energy Type II initiative that will assist in the development of National Energy Plans. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2004
Pacific Water Association Annual Conference Support provided to PWA through participation in Annual General Meeting and related events such as the Pacific Partnership activities. Water and Sanitation (WS) Conference/Forum 2008, 2009