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 Zealand (213)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Regional Energy Meeting (REM2009) and Pacific Energy Ministers Meeting (PEMM2009) Regional Energy Meeting and Pacific Energy Ministers Meeting organised and convened. Summary record for both meetings prepared and disseminated. Energy (E) Meeting 2009
Collaborate with the ISDR Secretariat to develop a strategy to promote ISDR initiatives in the region Develop a strategy to enhance the profile of ISDR in the region. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2003
Regional Bathymetric Map To update the bathymetry map of the Southwest Pacific region, which was originally compiled and hand drafted in 1983. In 1983 SOPAC produced a geophysical atlas of the South Pacific on a scale of 1: 6442 192, with contour intervals of 500m. This bathymetry chart has been extremely popular, with some 10 000 prints, from two print editions, in circulation. The present map is hand drawn and includes the Southwest Pacific region only. Since the production of this map SOPAC has acquired in its deepsea database, an enormous amount of data including bathymetric information from cruises and surveys in the region. In addition to these, SOPAC has acquired bathymetric data for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which are both located in the North Pacific region. Consequently, an upgrade of the current chart is both timely and appropriate. It is envisaged that the upgrade will be digital and will include the northern parts of the Pacific as well. Coastal Processes (CP) Map/Chart 2000
Fiji Internet group developments, the Virtual Libray SOPAC proposed to create a Virtual Libray where all SOPAC reports will be stored and available to INTERNET users and member countries. It should be noted that only original documents owned by SOPAC or other organizations requesting the services are inserted in the virtual library. Data Management (DM) Project 1997
Ocean Governance-Deep Sea Minerals Over the last few years deep sea mining companies, led particularly by Nautilus and Neptune have made very significant advances in progressing the region’s Deep Sea Mineral potential into an industrial reality. At the time of writing, prospecting and exploration licences totalling over one million km2 and involving Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and New Zealand have been granted. Many more applications have been submitted but at this time Tonga, New Zealand and especially Papua New Guinea are most advanced in this process (mining is expected to begin in Papua New Guinea by 2010). Coastal Processes (CP) Policy and Governance 2009
Joint CCOP/ SOPAC-IOC Working Group on South Pacific Tectonics and Resources (SOPAC/STAR). CCOP/SOPAC's cooperation with IOC, in the framework of a new joint body called SOPAC/STAR. Initial work programmes was proposed at the IOC-CCOP/SOPAC sponsored 2nd International Workshop of Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the South Pacific, in Noumea, 1980 (IOC Workshop Report No. 27) and was further elaborated by the 3rd International Workshop, held in Suva, 3-7 October 1983. SOPAC/STAR was set up to: a) facilitate and expedite the various activities undertaken under the Programme of Research as it was developed by the CCOP/SOPAC-IOC International Workshops in Noumea, in 1980, and in Suva, in 1983 b) evaluate the results of projects obtained in the programme of research, as they become available; c) to ensure the continued updating of the Programme of Research, in the light of the above evaluation and assessment; d) facilitate exchange of data collected, and to ensure dissemination of its scientific results; e) provide advice to participating countries on the development of their capabilities and facilities, to enable them to participate in the implementation of the Programme of Research. General (G) Meeting 1983
SOPAC workshop on coastal processes in islands nations of the south and central pacific The general objective of the Workshop is the formulation of a strategic plan for SOPAC activities in its Coastal Program through the next five years. Specific objectives: (1)To discuss national priorities in the Coastal Zone and define the way in which SOPAC's work program can assist (2) To enhance the ability of suitably qualified island nationals to critically review and make full utilisation of coastal processes data in development studies in island countries of the South and Central Pacific (3) To examine case studies to see the consequences of these projects on the ecology, economy and the physical resources available Coastal Processes (CP) Workshop 1992
Underway Marine Geophysical Data Management at Techsec: Proposal for Reorganization The main objective of the proposed work is to enable SOPAC to run ORSTOM's last version of GEOMER and to develop specific capabilities to meet SOPAC member countries needs within SOPAC Work Programme. The GEOMER database is dedicated to the management of marine geophysical data, it allows fast retrieval Data Management (DM) Proposal 1990
World Bank – Catastrophe Risk Financing Initiative for the Pacific A study was undertaken by World Bank and aimed to investigate options for affordable and effective sovereign catastrophe risk financing solutions, including a Pacific Catastrophic Risk Insurance Pool as a financial vehicle to help Pacific island states cover their exposure to natural disasters such as windstorms, hurricanes/typhoons, earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Study 2009
First Meeting of the CCOP/SOPAC Working Group on South Pacific studies on Tectonics and Resources (SOPAC/STAR) The session was held during the 11th Session of SOPAC and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in Wellington, New Zealand with the Vice-Chairman, Ronald Richmond presiding. This consisted of two session's. In the first session, reviews of the past and current research were presented. The second consisted of discussions of possible future research activities. General (G) Meeting 1982