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 French Polynesia (140)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Workshops for Coastal Management & Geohazards Program Continuing to run workshops, to provide the opportunity for individuals involved with coastal and hazard management to keep member country individuals informed about latest developments, establish member country requirements, and wherever appropriate recommending to the Governing Council actions which would assist member countries achieve their development goals. 1) Commenced organisation and co-ordination with IAVCEI-WOVO to hold a Workshop. 2) SOPAC staff participated in the ICRI Pacific Regional Workshop in November and a workshop organised by SPREP to develop national campaign plans for the International Year of the Coral Reef in July 1997. 3) SOPAC was represented at the FAO workshop. 4) SOPAC was represented and presented a paper at the conference. 5) SOPAC was represented at the Pacific Basin Coastal Zone Management Meeting held in Pagopago. Coastal Processes (CP) Workshop 1996
Map Publication Arrange and supervise the publication and printing of maps, especially prepared for Minerals, Coastal Mapping and Offshore Mapping activities. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1995
Water Resources Climate Adaptation To reduce vulnerability to ENSO events and associated droughts including the development of disaster preparedness plans. Linkages with other projects: (1) 2004 - Climate Change Framework for Action SPREP/SOPAC (2) 2005 - AusAID Kiribati assistance under KAPII with WB and GEF. A preliminary assessment of the impacts of the 1997-98 El Niño event was undertaken in selected Pacific countries in 1999 . The capacity to manage these impacts in the future was evaluated by reviewing in-country systems for monitoring conditions and trends. The task identified short-term strategies to make better use of climate data and forecasts to mitigate likely impact of future ENSO events. Detailed information on the devastating impacts of drought on small island nations was given at the recent SOPAC sponsored Workshop on ENSO Impacts on Water Resources in the Pacific, held 19-22 October, 1999. The Workshop concluded that without good quality, efficiently managed and adequate water resources there is no chance for sustainable social and economic development or environmental management in the Pacific Island Region. Water and Sanitation (WS) Project 2000
Regional Information Exchange At the 1985 meeting of CCOP/SOPAC and STAR, a need was recognised for the exchange of information, particularly on scheduled research cruises, to fully develop future research programmes in the region. The objectives were: (i) to collect detailed information on planned research cruises from institutions and agencies concerned, as well as from STAR National Contact Points, and disseminate it to interested parties on a regular basis at least once a year, and possibly twice a year; (ii) to compile a list of ongoing and planned marine geology projects in the region, with details of objectives, methodology and participants, and to disseminate it to interested parties; (iii) to prepare up-to-date information on planned research projects/cruises in the region for publication in the CCOP/SOPAC newsletters (iv) to promote a Workshop on Management of Marine Science Data and Information to be convened in the near future. General (G) Proposal 1985
STAR Meeting A meeting of STAR, chaired by Dr Keith Crook will be held during the 1997 SOPAC Annual Session. Human Resources Development (HRD) Meeting 1997
Regional Communications and Data Transfer Providing member countries with timely and accurate data through a cost effective and reliable communications network. a) Mail has been upgraded to Microsoft Mail at the Secretariat which will provide consistency within member countries. b) The most important activity in improving communication systems between the Secretariat and member countries has been the securing of funds from the United States, to provide a PEACESAT 3 metre terminal at the Secretariat. This will provide access to the Secretariat by member countries with PEACESAT terminals for voice and data. c) The Secretariat has published a SOPAC World Wide Web Home Page which is available through PEACESAT Headquarters at the University of Hawaii under "sites home pages" at Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 1994
Maintance of Current Library Services The Library is to provide access to geological information for staff of the geological departments in the member countries, the Secretariat staff, researchers with related interests and other users of this kind of information in the Pacific region. Current library services will be maintained, especially reference services for Secretariat staff and member countries. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1995
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
39th Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC and the 39th Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The Thirty-ninth Annual Session of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC ) was held in Nadi, Fiji Islands, from 19th October to 22nd October 2010. It’s Council Sessions including the joint session with its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and the preceding two-day scientific meeting of its Science Technology and Resource Network (STAR) were all held at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi. The STAR Meeting was its 27th with the theme “Pacific Geoscience – Towards 2020 in the Face of Dwindling Global Natural Resources”. General (G) Meeting 2010
Develop and maintain Regional Data Centre Implement an E-mail network to provide access to international data services and mail facilities via an appropriate and cost effective communications system; install a local area network (LAN) system using a Netware based file server to link the PC workstations within the Secretariat and to provide access to the Regional Data Centre; establish database software on the Netware based file server to allow users to manage, process, and output mapping data; upgrade the LAN to allow connection to the SUN server by an appropriate subset of PC workstations; evaluate and implement appropriate and cost effective communications links to provide regional connectivity for voice and data using dedicated satellite services, packet switch services or a mix of these technologies; assist in the establishment of remote sensing and GIS technologies at the Secretariat. Data Management (DM) Activity/Task 1994