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 Palau (681)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Establish and Maintain a Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database Continued maintenance of the Regional Deepsea Minerals Database with production of map products. At least one national counterpart trained in the maintenance of the Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database. Funds secured to convert database to MapInfo and link to Regional MSR Database Minerals (M) Activity/Task 2004
Offshore Mineral Policy Development National consultations to advance formulation and agreement on national offshore mineral policies and regulations. Minerals (M) Policy and Governance 2008
Support Capacity Building activities within SOPAC technical programmes and within CROP initiatives Lectures delivered in undergraduate degree courses relating to Earth System Sciences and Marine Studies [Law and Policy] at USP. Resource inputs to training workshops convened by SOPAC as well as other organizations. Coastal Processes (CP) Training 2003, 2004
ENSO Impact on water resources in the Pacific Region: Workshop A workshop on ENSO Impacts on Water Resources in the Pacific region was held inconjunction with SOPAC’s 1999 Annual Session at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from 19 to 23 October 1999, and attended by about 80 participants from 23 countries.The main objectives of the workshop were to: (1) assess climate variability impacts on water resources (2) identify the users of climate forecast and recognition of their needs (3) identify adaptation and mitigation strategies (4) strengthen links between the producers and users of climate information. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Workshop 1999
Wave Energy Resource Assessment Wave energy resource being monitored and data retrieved and analysed. Progress with new technologies monitored and evaluated. Updates provided to PICs. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2009
Certificate in Earth Science and Marine Geology. Funds secured for a new CESMG Course cycle (2005-2008). At least one candidate from each participating SOPAC PI member countries commences participation in new cycle. Closer linkages developed with USP. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 2006
Regional Communications and Data Transfer Providing member countries with timely and accurate data through a cost effective and reliable communications network. a) Mail has been upgraded to Microsoft Mail at the Secretariat which will provide consistency within member countries. b) The most important activity in improving communication systems between the Secretariat and member countries has been the securing of funds from the United States, to provide a PEACESAT 3 metre terminal at the Secretariat. This will provide access to the Secretariat by member countries with PEACESAT terminals for voice and data. c) The Secretariat has published a SOPAC World Wide Web Home Page which is available through PEACESAT Headquarters at the University of Hawaii under "sites home pages" at Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 1994
Member Country Participation at the 2nd World Conference on Disaster Reduction The 2nd World Conference on Disaster Reduction is a milestone event designed to highlight issues of vulnerability in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Pacific Islands were well represented and participated effectively the outcome of which a framework that captured the unique vulnerabilities of the Pacific Region. [see early entry on "Pacific Input to the Current Review of the Yokohama Strategy" ] Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Meeting 2004
Training Course on Wastewater Management Increased capacity in wastewater management. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 2005
Remote Sensing and GIS Training Remote sensing and GIS training activities were delivered in Fiji, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Palau. Planning commenced for a similar mission to the Federated States of Micronesia. The Project GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist also assisted energy utilities in Samoa, Tuvalu and Fiji with development of GIS related to mapping utilities and assessment of biofuel resource potential, a practical aspect of the use of GIS in the region. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Training 2006