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
PacificGOOS Coastal Workshop To convene a regional PacificGOOS Coastal Workshop, with aims and objectives to: 1) Raise the level of awareness of scientists, managers and policy makers to the benefits of PacificGOOS 2) Inform participants of recent GOOS developments, focussing on the fast developing design of the Coastal GOOS Module 3) Broaden the understanding of the needs for GOOS-types of development in the Pacific 4) Begin development of a network of university, government and industry involved in operational oceanography in the Pacific to avoid overlapping of initiatives, maximize resources and foster cooperation 5) Broaden participation in PacificGOOS 6) Discuss the strategy for PacificGOOS and application of best practice 7) Initiate joint pre-operational projects on research and training 8) Initiate joint operational pilot projects based on existing systems. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2000
Developing and Strengthening Partnerships A more programmatic approach to energy sector programme development and increased integration through strengthened partnerships at national, regional and international levels. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2007
Regional Maritime Boundaries Project – EEZ PIC acknowledge, gazette and ultimately deposit their updated maritime boundary data in accordance with UNCLOS (all PICs except the US Territories are signatories to the Convention). PIC enter into negotiations on shared boundaries and develop treaties where appropriate data exists to support this process. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Project 2009
Pacific IWRM Project: Integrated Water Resource Management Two project comprise the Pacific IWRM Programme and include: The GEF funded “Sustainable Integrated Water Resources Management Project in Pacific Island Countries” (Pacific IWRM Project); and, the European Union (EU) Funded “IWRM National Planning Programme”. The GEF-funded Pacific IWRM project is being executed by SOPAC and implemented by UNDP and UNEP and includes fourteen Pacific Island Countries. The project was approved for funding by the GEF in April 2008 for USD10.7M. It will be implemented over the period 2009 to 2013.The Project will help countries address the problem of pollution entering ground and surface water, as well as support improved management of clean water for drinking and sanitation. Water and Sanitation (WS) Project 2008
INET/ICANN 2002 To participate in the annual meeting of INET and ICANN to defend Internet interest of Pacific Islands. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Meeting 2002
Facilitation and Coordination Unit Pacific Partnership on Sustainable Water Management and South- South Partnerships 1) Quarterly newsletter produced. Website established and maintained. E-mail focal groups. Interactive Water Action Database maintained. 2) Collaboration with the Caribbean established to implement the Joint Caribbean-Pacific Programme for Action on Water and Climate. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2010
SOPAC Regional Co-ordination Role in Disaster Management This task was initiated in response to decision by the leaders participating in the 1995 Forum meeting in Madang with the purpose of liaising and cooperating with other agencies to maintain and also establish new programs in coastal management and hazard assessment. Efforts to take a cohesive and planned approach to disaster management in the South Pacific began in the late 1970s with a series of disaster awareness seminars and the early development of national disaster plans. During the 1980s, the Pacific Island Disaster Program produced several publications on disaster preparedness, NGO training programs were developed and supported by the Australian Overseas Disaster Response Organisation (AODRO). In the 1990s, disaster management increasingly took on a regional flavour with regular annual IDNDR regional meetings and discussions at Forum meetings. A proposal for a regional coordination unit in the South Pacific Forum Secretariat was approved in principle by the FOC in 1994; however, a review of the Forum Secretariat operations in late 1995 recommended that SOPAC be the lead agency for coordination of disaster management in the region. Hazards (H) Activity/Task 1996
Training and Work Task review trip to Papua New Guinea And A Seismic Processing Supervisory trip to Brisbane, Austrailia The objectives of this visit was to fulfill training obligations of UPNG Geophysics Lectures negotiatied between SOPAC and UPNG ; Training Task 91.PN.16: A further course in Petroleum Geology to follow-on from the first course held in Port Moresby 1990 and to review PNG 1991 and 1992 Hydrocarbon Tasks. i) Report progress on PNG 1991 Hydrocarbon Tasks. ii) Discuss implementation of 1992 Hydrocarbon Tasks. General (G) Study 1992
World Water Day 2003 Provision to members countries of a campaign strategy with proposed activities catalogue, publication material, articles for newspapers and magazines, financial support for advertising in-country. Water and Sanitation (WS) Event 2003
SOPAC's experiences in geohazards over the past 25 years This was a paper presented at the Natural Disasters Session of the Pacific Science Inter-Congress, 13- 19 July 1997 here in Suva, Fiji. Hazards (H) Report 1997