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 Tonga (1653)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Co-ordination of Law of the Sea Related Issues in the SOPAC Region To advise member countries on legal and policy issues relating to delimitation and the continental shelf, marine scientific research, offshore minerals exploration and mining. Further, to monitor law of the sea issues of relevance to the SOPAC mandate. The SOPAC Director was re-elected to the Legal and Technical Commission during the 7th Session of the Assembly and Council of the International Seabed Authority, July 2001. Maritime Boundaries (MB) Activity/Task 2001
Regional Minerals Exploration Program Continue to seek the integration of all existing information on geology and known mineral occurrences to include in the minerals database. Offer advice to member countries with the assistance of agencies such as UNCTAD to organise training courses on policy issues including negotiations with the private sector. Minerals (M) Activity/Task 1997
Field Survey Equipment Support for Work Programme An inventory on the equipment held maintained. Regular operational maintenance of field survey equipment completed. Commissioning of new field equipment completed. Pre and post mobilization of field survey activities [all scheduled field activities across all programmes] provided. New equipment, software changes and new developments for existing equipment and, new field survey techniques monitored. Coastal Processes (CP) Equipment 2008
USP BSc Hydrogeology Course and Water Virtual Learning Centre 1) Undergraduate students at USP complete Hydrogeology Module of BSc in Applied Geology. 2) Establishment of IWRM distance learning course at VWLC of USP with UNU-INWEH. Water and Sanitation (WS) Training 2006, 2007
Geophysical and Sea Bed Sampling Surveys for Constructional Sand in Tonga A reconnaissance side scan sonar, diving and sea bed sampling survey of the nearshore areas north of Nuku'alofa was undertaken in June 1978 as part of an exploration programme for submerged deposits of constructional sand. This was followed in September 1980 by more detailed surveys of selected areas using continuous seismic profiling ,echo sounding and sea bed sampling techniques. Aggregates (A) Activity/Task 1980
Pacific Drinking Water Quality and Health Initiatives Integrated programme executed through joint corporation between SOPAC and WHO. A preventive approach to safe drinking water. Water and Sanitation (WS) Programme 2006
Work Study Attachments, International Training and Scholarship support To develop national capacity by supplementing in-country training with overseas training, job attachments and the provision of scholarships for professional and skills development. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2002
Workshop Staff Mobilised Equipment for Surveys and Fieldtrips Workshop staff mobilised equipment for ten surveys and assisted in all field trips and ensure the ordering and purchasing both locally and overseas of suitable and sufficient spare parts for the maintenance and repair of survey equipment. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1996
Conduct an EIA on Plans to Mine Sand Deposits off Fafa, Nuku'alofa In co-ordination with SPREP & USP, SOPAC was to conduct an EIA on the plans to dredge the lagoon sand deposits. the plans to dredge the lagoon sand deposits. There was no commitment by SOPAC on this for 1995, however the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources has obtained funding from the New Zealand bilateral aid to make this EIA possible during 1995. The EIAwill be conducted by the Marine Minerals Technology Centre, University of Hawaii. Aggregates (A) Activity/Task 1995
Survey Visit to Tonga: SPSLCM Project III The precise differential leveling survey was carried out in Nuku'alofa, Tonga where the tide gauge is situated. The survey was carried out from the 19-25 February 2002. The South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project aims to help Pacific Island countries understand the implications and scale of sea level and climate changes. This precise differential leveling survey is part of an ongoing 18-month cycle of re-survey at all sites. Coastal Processes (CP) Activity/Task 2002