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
13th Session of the SOPAC Governing Council and the 13th session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 13th session of the SOPAC Governing Council and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was hosted by the Government of Samoa and held in Apia, Western Samoa from 29 October to 6 November 1984. It was attended by its member countries. Guam's Head of Delegate is represented by Mr Robert Cruz, Assistant Attorney General and Mr William Fitzerald, Acting Chief, Economic Development and Planning Division, Department of Commerce. Designated National Representative for the Territory of Guam is Dr Anthony Quan, Director of Department of Commerce. General (G) Meeting 1984
Assistance to Water and Sanitation Private Sector & Utilities Provide support as Interim Secretariat until the Pacific Region Water and Wastewater Utilities Association is fully operational. Water and Sanitation (WS) Technical Assistance 1998
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
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
PacificGOOS Coastal Workshop To convene a regional PacificGOOS Coastal Workshop, with aims and objectives to: 1) Raise the level of awareness of scientists, managers and policy makers to the benefits of PacificGOOS 2) Inform participants of recent GOOS developments, focussing on the fast developing design of the Coastal GOOS Module 3) Broaden the understanding of the needs for GOOS-types of development in the Pacific 4) Begin development of a network of university, government and industry involved in operational oceanography in the Pacific to avoid overlapping of initiatives, maximize resources and foster cooperation 5) Broaden participation in PacificGOOS 6) Discuss the strategy for PacificGOOS and application of best practice 7) Initiate joint pre-operational projects on research and training 8) Initiate joint operational pilot projects based on existing systems. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2000
Remote Sensing in the Pacific "PIX-ILES 90" Workshop The International Workshop "Pix- iles 90" was held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 19 - 22 November and continued on Papeete, French Polynesia from 22 - 24 November 1990. The Sasakawa Peace Foundation approved a grant to SOPAC to enable its Techsec to send member country nationals to the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to provide maps using Remote Sensing, the Pacific Islands Environment and training. SOPAC supported the attendance of 3 member country national to the Noumea Workshop: Fiji (2), PNG (2) & Tuvalu (1). The workshop was attended by about 110 persons: 24 from France, 42 from New Caledonia and French Polynesia, and 32 from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Workshop 1990
Energy resource assessment To monitor and assess the indigenous energy resource potential of the region and to determine the feasibility for extraction and utilization. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2001
Programme Monitoring Evaluation Groups (PMEG) Chairs report on cross-cutting programme issues to Council. SOPAC Technical Work Programme-National Disaster Management General (G) Programme 2006
Co-ordination of the Pacific Exploration Technology 98 (PET) Conference During the 1997 Annual Session, the Vanuatu delegation requested a conference to raise the profile of mineral exploration potential in the Pacific to attract possible explorers to the region. In response to this, SOPAC ran a three day international conference on Pacific Exploration Technology 98 from 23rd to 25th September 1998. The conference seeks to bring to international attention the importance of the Pacific for mining exploration, existing new developments taking place and new challenges that face the region. Field trips were also organized to the Tuvatu gold prospect on Tuesday 22nd and to Emperor Gold Mine on Saturday 26th September. Minerals (M) Conference/Forum 1998
Environment Vulnerability Project: Phase 3 The project proposal document for Phase 3 was completed in late 1999, and during the first half of 2000 funding was secured from New Zealand, Ireland and Norway. Further funding is being sought to complete all activities outlined for Phase III. Planning commenced to get Phase III underway, this included country consultations, consultation with CROP organizations scheduled for the time of the SOPAC Annual Session, and consultation with UNEP planned for October. Further work was planned in all remaining Pacific SOPAC member countries. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project 2000