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
Regional Maritime Boundaries Project – eCS (Extended Continental Shelf, Article 76) In partnership with Geoscience Australia and UNEP GRID, maps, GIS coverage of data collected for all PICs with ECS potential within Regional Maritime Boundaries Database. Desktop data reviews, FoS (foot of slope) assessment and ECS boundaries computed. All work undertaken in participatory technical workshops with the regional Country ECS teams (CK, TN, FJ, VU, SI, PG, FSM, PW and KI) to ensure technical capacity transfer and comprehensive in country technical understanding of each country's submission. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Project 2009
Develop a Regional Database System for Member Countries to Store and Retrieve Water and Sanitation Information Select and establish an appropriate database system to enable all member countries to store various types of water and sanitation information. Continue to disseminate information through the WASP virtual library and the small island water information network (SIWIN) that have recently been established at SOPAC. Provide training to use the database system. Provide a regional archive to store individual country information as a backup copy. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 1998
Environmental Vulnerability Data Profile for Papua New Guinea The accuracy of the EVI calculated for each country is dependent upon the collection of appropriate and accurate environmental data. For some countries, environmental data may be obtainable by contacting the relevant departments and asking for assistance with data acquisition but with most SIDS and in particular Papua New Guinea this approach is unlikely to yield adequate results. It is therefore necessary for the SOPAC EVI team to travel to Papua New Guinea to assist local environmental personnel to identify, collect and analyse environmental data necessary for the calculation of the EVI. The skills necessary to identify appropriate information and suitable methods of data collection and analysis of environmental information will be taught to the relevant officers. The gathering and collation of environmental information by Papua New Guinea will not only provide immediate information necessary for the EVI study but also provide continuing benefits as the information collected will be useful for environmental management. Minerals (M) Technical Assistance 2001
Clean Development Mechanism Information / guideline available to interested PICs /parties. Establish a basis on which CDM projects can be developed either regionally, sub-regionally or nationally. Energy (E) Policy and Governance 2006
Regional disaster risk management training programme benefiting member countries Regional and national training activities conducted through partnership with The Asia Foundation /Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (TAF/OFDA). Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2006
ISA Review of IT Needs A working link as established between International Seabed Authority and SOPAC for the harmonization of data and resources in the exploration of seabed mining. The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is the UN agency for the exploration and exploitation of seabed minerals located in international waters. SOPAC has a similar program for its member country EEZ. The ISA requested SOPAC to assist in implementing a similar program based on SOPAC experience in this domain. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 2000
Hydrology training course Increased national capacity to meet the challenges of development by implementation of water resources monitoring and information systems to enable the sustainable management of water resources in the small island countries of the Pacific. Water and Sanitation (WS) Training 2001, 2002
Rural Electrification Policy Development The objective of the project was to assist the PNG's Office of Energy Development in developing a National Rural Electrification Policy. Part of the Policy work under PIEPSAP. SOPAC's Energy Unit has commented in detail on the Draft RE Policy Statement. Awaiting a response from the PNG's Office of Energy Development. Policy work will now be addressed by the PIEPSAP Programme. Energy (E) Policy and Governance 2000
Desktop Studies for Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Six (6) desktop studies for potential claims to an extended continental shelf (ECS) completed (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tonga). Maritime Boundaries (MB) Activity/Task 2009
Pacific Ocean and Islands Priorities and Issues advocated in global fora Advocacy and presentations of priorities and issues of SOPAC member countries to the following global forums: ISBA, UN-DOALOS, the UN Secretary Generals Report to the General Assembly on Oceans and Law of the Sea, and, IOC General Assembly and I-GOOS of UNESCO-IOC formally tabled. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2007