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 Papua New Guinea (1364)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Support to Member Countries in Intranet/Internet Development Cost effective and efficient access to the Internet established in member countries. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Technical Assistance 2008, 2009
Revision of Swath Mapping Survey Report TAG recommended that the document ( Swath Mapping areas in the EEZ's of Tonga, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands & PNG) be revised by Techsec, taking into consideration changes and additions suggested by TAG and that the revised document be distributed to all TAG advisors and other appropriate persons concerned with possible future swath mapping cruises in the SOPAC region, as soon as possible after the 19th Session. For Tuvalu the southern and northern margins of Tuvalu's EEZ should be targeted. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Technical Review 1990
Marine geologic and geophysical investigations in the Solomon and Coral Seas Field operations were partly fulfilled by joint cruise on RV Sonne in 1978. Cruises (C) Survey 1978
An investigation into the hydrocarbon potential of the New Ireland Basin The proposal was made in Proceedings of the 7th Session The new Ireland Basin lies immediately north of Manus Island and New Ireland , and extends south eastward of eastern New Ireland and south of Bougainville. Sediments were up to 4km thich in smaller basins along the main basing axis. One hole (L'Etoile) was drilled in 1975 off Bougainville. Drilling for a mid Miocene reef, the hole bottomed in Miocene volcanoclastics at 1681 m and was dry. A new project was Proposed in TAG-VII. The aims and limits were to be defined following a review of existing data (project CCSP/PN.5)The recommendation made was that CCOP/SOPAC single- channel seismic survey to be combined with existing data in petroleum assessment. Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Project 1980
Support Capacity Building activities within SOPAC technical programmes and within CROP initiatives. Lectures delivered in undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses relating to Earth and Marine Science, and Marine Law and Policy at the University of the South Pacific; Resource inputs to training workshops convened by SOPAC as well as other organizations provided; Resource material developed and available. Thesis supervision for postgraduate students at USP. Coastal Processes (CP) Training
Costal Development - Geological Hazards To assist member countries, with the help of its technical advisors, monitor developments in hazard-risk assessment and hazard warning, understand the degree of risk they face, and improve their individual warning systems Hazards (H) Assessment 1987
Global Ocean Observing Systems ALL PICs; A status report on SOPAC activities relating to GOOS activities such as Tao-Triton, Argo and I-GOOS. Data and relevant products [where available] from international GOOS programmes provided in various media- ALL PICs. Training workshops for users to access and learn these data, products and services and development and distribution of relevant data products. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2006
SOPAC Technical Bulletins Technical Bulletins are generally compilations of substantial investigations of a particular type, and make SOPAC's work more widely available than the report series. The other audiences for SOPAC's reports are donors, to demonstrate that their funding support is worthwhile, and the wider scientific community, to continue to attract interest in the region. The latter is particularly effective in developing in-kind support for SOPAC's work. Major technical publishing works for 1995 include two technical bulletins. Uncategorised (UC) Bulletin/Newsletter 1995
Data Management The establishment of a comprehensive and effective management system for marine geophysical and other data relative to hydrocarbon exploration which has been essential for any country attempting to establish or increase its known petroleum potential. The assessment or re-assessment of probable basin geology and petroleum prospectivity being a continuing activity of national Geological Surveys. The objectives of this project were to assist Papua New Guinea Geological Survey to develop and maintain management system s for marine geophysical data, especially that involved with hydrocarbon exploration . With the recent upswing in petroleum exploration in PNG , the Geological Surveys Petroleum Branch has already started the task of computerising data obtained from petroleum companies including the storage of well cutting and cores which was also then extended to the geophysical field. Minerals and Hydrocarbons (MHC) Activity/Task 1988
Study of the Manus, Solomon Sea and Woodlark Basins This project was proposed in the first session and revised in the Proceedings of the 8th Session . Planning was that a cruise by R.V. Moana Wave were to be made in late 1985 to study back-arc spreading in Manus Basin. General (G) Study 1984