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
Wave Databases Maintenance Continue maintainence and dissemination of information in the wave databases at the SOPAC Secretariat. Energy (E) Activity/Task 1997
Energy Technologies and ICT Improved knowledge, understanding and application of new and developing energy technologies and ICT in all member countries by 2009. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2006
23rd session of the SOPAC Governing Council and the 23rd session of its Technical Advisory Group The 23rd session of the Governing Council of SOPAC was hosted by the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands and attended by member countries of Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and associate members of Tahiti, Niue and New Caledonia. General (G) Meeting 1994
Submerged Phosphate Deposit at Mataiva Lagoon An atoll lagoon of economic importance have been discovered at Mataiva Atoll beneath an average of 3m of water and 7m overburden. Economic evaluation of submarine phosphate deposit is underway. The deposit was discovered by drilling from a raft thus proving the theory that phosphate deposits do occur in lagoons and in some cases the combined thickness of water depth and overburden encourages mining. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 1981
38th session of the SOPAC Governing Council and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The meeting was held in Vanuatu and attended by its member countries. Supporting national organizations Australian Volunteers International, Bureau of Meteorology, GNS Science, IRD, IPGP, JAMSTEC, K AND L GATES, KORDI, Matadrevula Advisory Services, NIWA, Nautilus, NOAA, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan Ocean Policy Research Foundation, STAR and Victoria University of Wellington, UH. Three individuals observers from USA, Vanuatu and Australia. General (G) Meeting 2009
A seabeam transit through Cook Island waters and a seabeam and precious coral survey in the Line Islands, Kiribati on RV Thomas Washington during Scripps roundabout programme leg 16, 4-20 March 1989: Pago Pago to Honolulu The Scripps research vessel Thomas Washington was scheduled to transit from PagoPago to Honolulu in early 1989, passing through the northern Line Islands. SOP AC requested the use of the vessel for a short mapping and tangle net survey near Tabuaeran Island in the Northern Line Islands of Kiribati to continue the search for Corallium, found there on an earlier cruise. During the passage, the ship made an oceanographic transect north of Tahiti which required a long detour eastward from PagoPago, much of it through Cook Island waters. The course then followed the length of the Line Islands to Tabuaeran. The Seabeam multi-beam echo sounding system on the ship was operated through the Cook Island and Kiribati exclusive economic zones (EEZ) to obtain data for mapping and resource evaluation. Cruises (C) Report 1989
Search for Manganese Nodules along a Cook Islands to Tuamotu Transect The objective of this ICIME (International Cooperative Investigations of Manganese Nodule Environments) Project was to determine the distribution of manganese nodules in the Cook Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago area and establish the nodule density and quality in order to establish the economic importance and potential. Minerals (M) Survey 1978
Disaster risk management regional framework Disaster risk management regional framework developed by 2005 and national action plans to support mainstreaming developed in 80% of member countries by 2009. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2006
Submerged Phosphate Deposit at Mataiva Lagoon The French Adviser informed TAG of developments of phosphate mining on the 1million tonnes, submerged deposit in the Mataiva atoll in French Polynesia. Environmental impact and feasibility study is being conducted and is expected to be completed in early 1983. Minerals (M) Study 1982
Search for Manganese Nodules in the neighbourhood of the Marquesas Fracture Zone The objective of the project is to study further the environment deposition of manganese nodules in the South Pacific and the relationship between nodules and sedimentary environment by studying intensively 1km2 and compare with North Pacific deposit. The project seeks to determine the topographic, tectonic, stratigraphic, sedimentological, geochemical, and bottom-water characteristics of basins containing manganese nodules, in order to define the conditions under which ore-grade nodules might be found with the region. The project was of immediate interest in view of the potential importance of manganese nodules to the region. Continued sampling by CCOP/SOPAC in selected areas will contribute to the project but TAG agreed that reserach cruises to collect more sophisticated data would be needed from outside agencies such as NZOI, those of Japan and the USSR and with analytical assistance. Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Project 1980