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
CROP Implementation of the Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Forum convened, with Regional Ocean Framework for Action developed. Regional strategy development and implementation support for the Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy provided Uncategorised (UC) Policy and Governance 2004
22nd Session of the Governing Council of SOPAC and the 22nd Session of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) The 22nd session was hosted by Suva, Fiji and attended by Member countries of Australia, Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati,. Marshall Islands, New Zealand, PNG, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. New Caledonia and Tahiti Niu are Associate Members. An observer representing Niue also attended. General (G) Meeting 1993
World Water Day Provision to member countries of a campaign strategy with activities, publication material, articles for newspapers and financial support for advertising in-country. In-country celebrations supported in Apia and Suva Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2006
Public awareness planning guideline developed for member countries. Public awareness guideline distributed to all member countries. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2005
SOPAC Bibliography and PIMRIS The Librarian will maintain the SOPAC bibliographic database and issue separate member country compilations as required, and continue to assist the region with marine resources information through PIMRIS. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1995
Equipment Acquisitions Two substantial equipment acquisitions were a SOKKIA Set 2C Electronic Total Station and a Del Norte 1009+ GPS Receiver. a) The SOKKIA SET 2C Electronic Total Station is a complete surveying system which can simultaneously measure distance and angles electronically, with vertical and horizontal angles continuously updated in real time from the sighting point. b) The Del Norte 1009+ unit is a multi-function positioning system. It comes with a built-in 386 computer, a 250Mb HD and 2 Mb RAM. Uncategorised (UC) Equipment 1995
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
Search for Manganese Nodules in the neighbourhood of the Marquesas Fracture Zone The IDOE Workshop on Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the South Pacific in Suva, 1975, recommended that a transect was needed crossing the Marques as Fracture Zone, permitting an investigation of the distribution of manganese nodules and crusts across a fracture zone. The transect reaches the southern limit of the equatorial high productivity zone, permitting a comparison with the high productivity zone of the Equatorial North Pacific. Nodules with nickel content as high as 1.90% have been reported from the region. The objective of the project was to study the relationship between nodules and sedimentary environment and to study intensively 1km2 and compare with North Pacific deposit. Minerals (M) Project 1979
High Resolution SPOT Projects A new method of satellite altimeter data analysis has been recently proposed by ORSTOM. New high resolution SPOT remote sensing satellite data can provide valuable support for coastal inventory and management in areas of salt mash mapping, reef mapping and cartography of lagoons, locating with high accuracy, determine the size and shape of new uncharted seamounts. This method has been tested during the SEAPSO ship cruise and the bathymetric predictions have been completely proved. The use of newly available SPOT imagery through the setting up of derived products becomes an opportunity for solving specific coastal management requirements of Pacific Islands. A new SPOT HRV data station was set up in Noumea for satellite remote sensing work in 1986. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Equipment 1986
Search for Manganese Nodules in the Central Equatorial Pacific - Transact from Wake Island to Tahiti Investigation undertaken by Geology Survey of Japan, GH80-1 cruise on RV Hakurei-Maru from Papeete to Funabashi (Japan) on the 12th January - 11th March to clarify the distribution, physical and chemical properties and genesis of manganese nodules in the north equatorial Pacific Ocean. The cruise was a transect from the east of Wake (17°N) to the west of Tahiti (15°S). Minerals (M) Project 1980