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
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
Establishment of a Regional Disaster Management Program At the 1995 Forum Meeting, SOPAC was given the directive to be the lead agency to coordinate regional disaster management activities. In 1996, paper was submitted seeking Council's endorsement to establish a Regional Disaster Management Program within the Secretariat. The "Proposal for a Long-term Disaster Management Framework for the South Pacific Region" was developed under AusAID sponsorship. This was attached with the paper and it emphasised the need for a regional approach. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Proposal 1996
Development of SOPAC's shallow water bathymetry database (continued) Objectives: (1) compile all shallow water bathymetric data obtained in SOPAC island countries (2) assist in the development of a new Shallow Water Bathymetry Digital Database (SWBDDB) (3) forward hardcopies of bathymetric maps to NIMA for digitizing and incorporation into the SWBDDB. In April, 1997, with NIMA funding contracted through the Unversity of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST), a concerted effort was undertaken to compile all SOPAC digital shallow-water bathymetry into the new Shallow-Water Bathymetry Digital DataBase. General (G) Project 1997
Coastal Protection in the South Pacific This report was originally prepared for the 1993 South Pacific Forum by SOPAC and SPREP (South Pacific Regional Environmental Program). The report is derived primarily from a review of coastal protection structures by Gerry Burne (Kinhill, Riedel and Byrne, Melbourne) and material on coastal processes contributed by Rick Gillie. Pacific Island countries lie in the coastal zone. Coastal protection is a major issue and expense. This reports describes the various types of coastal protection systems used in the Pacific, the coastal processes that act on protection systems and are modified by them, and the place of coastal protection in integrated coastal zone management. Coastal Processes (CP) Report 1993
Public Education and Awareness An ongoing activity that aims to educate the Pacific audience on appropriate or best practices in the sectors within SOPAC's mandate. Also monitors feedback on the use of information produced, compiled and/or distributed by SOPAC. Products are usually press releases, information notes, and special-publications/resource materials. Activities were usually funded under special grants. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 2000
Regional data centre: Member country assistance Assist member country countries with the development and maintenance of their respective information systems; through technology transfer, training in the use of data management services through fellowship attachments, workshops and in-country visits and by acquiring funds from donors. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 1996
21st Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC and the 21st session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 21st session was hosted by the Government of Tonga and attended by Member countries which were Australia, Cook Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa. New Caledonia and French Polynesia are Associate Members. Marshall Islands were noted to be members of the CCOP/SOPAC at the time of the Annual Session. Application for Membership of CCOP/SOPAC received by committee and approved for membership of New Caledonia as an associate member of SOPAC and noted the technical expertise available through French support. General (G) Meeting 1992
SOPAC Water and Sanitation Program (1997 - 1999) In 1996, paper was submitted seeking Council's endorsement for SOPAC to continue its role as the regional agency for coordination of regional water and sanitation program over the next three years, 1997-1999. After much deliberation (considering SPREP, SPC, USP, and SOPAC) a panel of experts recommended that the regional agency with the responsibility for the UNDP Pacific Water and Sanitation Program should be SOPAC. This recommendation was accepted by the region and the Program began its first full year at SOPAC in 1995. The Program has been funded by UNDP from late 1994 and is due to end at the end of 1996. Water and Sanitation (WS) Proposal 1996
Review of Regional Coordination of Law of the Sea Issues in the South Pacific At its 25th session, held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, from 2-8 October 1996, the Governing Council of SOPAC, noting the importance of the law of the sea to the SOPAC member countries, encouraged the Director of SOPAC to continue to work through SPOCC towards the development of a framework for regional coordination of law of the sea issues. This report presents options for developing a regional framework for coordination of activities related to the law of the sea, taking into account also the findings of SPOCC review of regional institutional arrangements in the marine sector carried out in 1994-95. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Report 1997
Support for Comprehensive Hazard and Risk Management, CHARM (Continuing DMU Project) Enhanced technical support and input to the development and delivery of CHARM, and awareness of the outcomes of hazard and risk assessment programmes raised in member countries, the Pacific region and the international community. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2002