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
WHP Section P21, Trans-Pacific Physical Oceanographic Cross-Section R/V Melville (USA), 27 March - 24 June, 1994 for WOCE, WHP Section Line P21 in waters of Peru, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia. The object of this cruise was to occupy a series of CTD/O2 (Conductivity-Temperature- Depth-Oxygen) stations approximately along 17°S from the continental shelf of Peru to the continental shelf of Australia, with an intermediate port stop in Tahiti. Uncategorised (UC) Cruise 1994
Regional Energy Meeting (REM) 2000 The 2000 Regional Energy Meeting was held in conjunction with STAR and the 29th SOPAC Annual Session. Energy (E) Meeting 2000
Mineral Resource Potential of Southwest Pacific Island Nations This paper was for Australia a the South Pacific 1988 Conference, Centre for South Pacific Studies, University of New South Wales. It had background information on mineral resources potential of the South West Pacific Island Nations. Minerals (M) Conference/Forum 1988
R/V Jean Charcot Investigation of Cobalt-rich Crusts in Tuamotu Archipelago – NODCO 2 Cruise The French Vessel Jean Charcot (Nodco 2 Cruise) conducted by IFREMER in the French Polynesia EEZ (NODCO Project) spent 26 days investigating the distribution of cobalt-rich crusts in the Tuamotu Archipelago. NODCO 2, in March 1987 was devoted for the main part, to a large geophysical survey from the western end of the archipelago to the southeastern part 1000 km away. During this second cruise, three additional sites were identified and studied in detail and polymetallic crusts have been sampled at different water depths. Minerals (M) Study 1987
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) El Niño/ENSO Phenomenon Study R/V Alis Study the regional impacts at different time scales of El Niño/ENSO phenomenon. Different kinds of data are so used such as direct hydrological observations from in situ scientific equipment, sea surface temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, and direct measurements both from Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurements and a L-ADCP coupled with a Sea-Bird CTD-Carousel Water Sampler lowered from the ship. Drilled massive corals samples used as proxies (through the chemical contents of their skeleton covering several centuries with a monthly or a weekly time scale). Cruises (C) Proposal 2000
Testing of Equipments for Dredging A cruise is conducted for the first time in October 1973 covering areas previously surveyed near Tahiti to test the new free-fall devices and improved methods of dredging. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1973
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
CCOP/SOPAC-IOC Second International Workshop on Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the South Pacific A week long follow-up workshop was held from 9-15 October, New Caledonia, to review and update the 1975 Workshop on Geology, Mineral Resources and Geophysics of the Pacific. Minerals & Hydrocarbon (MHC) Workshop 1980
SOPAC Ocean Information Database Maintained database of physical oceanographic data and information from surveys undertaken by SOPAC on all projects. Data and information products readily available, upon request - All PICs. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2006
"Teahitia 2" Study of Volcanism and Hydrothermal Deposits - R/V Le Suroit The first cruise "Teahitia 2" by submersible Cyana with mothership R/V Le Suroit in 1989, carried investigations of two hotspots submrine volcanoes, Teahitia and Macdonald seamonts in January - February 1989 to study volcanism and hydrothermal deposits near Tahiti (TEAHITIA). Cruises (C) Study 1989