SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
 Compendium
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Country of Niue (1011)

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TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Coastal Protection Workshops The objective of the workshop were to address the 1992 and 1993 Forum initiatives relating to coastal protection systems that noted the need for effective coastal protection in the region and report back to the 1994 South Pacific Forum. Coastal Processes (CP) Workshop 1994
Increased awareness Increased awareness by all member country stakeholders of the benefits of applying an integrated approach. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2006
Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Information System - Geonetwork The SOPAC "Geonetwork" system developed to enable easy, secure access to ocean observation data and relevant products and services for end-users in the Pacific Islands. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2009
33rd session of the SOPAC Governing Council and it's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 33rd Session of the SOPAC Governing Council and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held at the Coral Coast in Fiji but hosted by the Government of Papua New Guinea. Guam welcomed back after being absent for two years. General (G) Meeting 2004
The e-Parliament The e-Parliament is a new global forum for democratic legislators from across the political spectrum. It was designed to deal with a wide range of issues. Its purpose was to help spread and implement good policy ideas. The main set of issues that we have taken up to begin with is climate, energy and ecosystems. Three immediate objectives are: 1. Encourage Pacific Legislators and Governments to improve legislation and governance regarding energy, including renewable energy, and particularly regarding access to energy for the poor. 2. Organise and follow-up on international parliamentary hearings on energy policy to be held in the Pacific region in 2009 and 2010. 3. Assist legislators from the Pacific to participate in international parliamentary hearings in the Caribbean in 2008 and Africa in 2010. Energy (E) Policy and Governance 2008, 2009
Regional Hydrological Training To develop a Hydrological Training Programme for Pacific Island Countries. To increase the capacity of Pacific island nations in hydrological data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, for improved water resources management, catchment management and IWRM. The programme was delivered in three courses: a) 1st Course organised in 2004 on Surface Water Hydrology; b) 2nd Course organised in 2005 on Surface and Groundwater Hydrology; c) 3rd Course organised in 2006 on Surface and Groundwater Hydrology (Jul 2006). Water and Sanitation (WS) Training 2004
Australian Tsunami Warning System – National Capacity Assessment: Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Systems The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), in partnership with Geoscience Australia (GA) and Emergency Management Australia (EMA), had been provided with $68.9 million funding over four years by the Australian Government to establish the ATWS. The policy objectives of the joint-agency ATWS project were to: (1) Provide a comprehensive tsunami warning system for Australia (2) Support international efforts to establish an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system; and (3) Contribute to the facilitation of tsunami warnings for the South West Pacific. The project aimed to work with and enable SOPAC Member countries to assess their ability to receive, communicate, prepare for, and respond to tsunami warnings. The project identified requirements for further capacity building programmes and assist in directing funds from various potential sources to address these requirements. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Assessment 2010
Assessment of Coastal Erosion and Advice on Response Strategies Studying shoreline movements, shore-zone geology and coastal processes in areas where infrastructure may be under threat, and advise on effective and sustainable response strategies. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 1996
SOPAC Workshop on Solar pumping (PVP) Solar pumping workshop in Suva was attended by 29 people from 12 countries to promote and learn about the use of solar energy in the supply of freshwater to rural communities. The aims of the workshop were to (1) review the PVP technology and why similar project carried out in the South Pacific failed (2) determine conditions best suited to the use of PVP in rural areas of the South Pacific and compare the costs with other technologies for extracting water from the ground (3) examine the planning procedures for PVP systems (4) identify the criteria to ensure that PVP technology is available to the user at an affordable manner. The workshop was held from 21- 23 May 1997. Water and Sanitation (WS) Workshop 1997
International Meetings of Information Society Development Participation in relevant ICT meetings to ensure Pacific issues are incorporated in policy and strategies. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Meeting 2005, 2007, 2008
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