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 Samoa (1392)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Bathymetry Draftmans Training Course Regional participants from CCOP/ SOPAC member countries underwent training in the construction of bathymetric maps at the Technical Secretariat in Suva, Fiji. The objective was to train nationals from SOPAC member countries to gains skills and knowledge that would be utilized in the applications of much needed work in related fields. TAG (1981) was greatly impressed with the results of the bathymetric mapping programme and commended the Australian bathymetric draughtsman on leave from the Australian Division of National Mapping and funded by the Australian contribution to ESCAP, for his running of this programme. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 1982
SOPAC data and information security It was proposed that a remote backup site for SOPAC data and information be established. This will provide extra protection against data loss as a result of viruses, natural disaster or unforeseen events. Such a remote backup would be automated where data can be encrypted for extra security and compressed (online backup) for better bandwidth performance. Data Management (DM) Proposal 2007
Develop and maintain Regional Data Centre Implement an E-mail network to provide access to international data services and mail facilities via an appropriate and cost effective communications system; install a local area network (LAN) system using a Netware based file server to link the PC workstations within the Secretariat and to provide access to the Regional Data Centre; establish database software on the Netware based file server to allow users to manage, process, and output mapping data; upgrade the LAN to allow connection to the SUN server by an appropriate subset of PC workstations; evaluate and implement appropriate and cost effective communications links to provide regional connectivity for voice and data using dedicated satellite services, packet switch services or a mix of these technologies; assist in the establishment of remote sensing and GIS technologies at the Secretariat. Data Management (DM) Activity/Task 1994
Madang Guidelines This set of guidelines are to serve as international standards for offshore prospecting and mining. Following the success of the offshore mineral policy workshop and formulation for PNG, the workshop strongly recommended that SOPAC produce a set of guidelines as international standards for offshore prospecting and mining. The Madang Guidelines, a set of recommendations arising from this workshop was currently under way. Minerals (M) Activity/Task 2000
Technical Publications – General Technical publications prepared, printed and distributed. As applicable and as technologies advance previous publications updated and reissued. Energy (E) Report 2009
Certificate in Earth Science & Marine Geology The 1995 courses marked the end of another three-year cycle. For the participants it was their third and final year after starting the program in 1993 with the Basic Course. This year's program was run in two parts of six weeks each. Courses SCC23 and SCC25 were run simultaneously for the first six weeks (06 March to 13 April) at the Institute of Marine Resources, USP. Course SCC24 was run during the period 18 April to 26 May, straight after the Easter break, and it was held at SOPAC due to the need for computers to handle the field data and to assist the participants with report writing. Human Resources Development (HRD) Study 1995
Strengthening Community Resilience through Applied Community Risk and Vulnerability Analysis Reduction of disaster impacts in Pacific island communities through applied community vulnerability and risk analysis Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2001
Support to Samoa in Communications Development The world-wide acceptance of Internet as the communications transport mechanism and the introduction of Internet services throughout the majority of member countries will provide the avenue for participation in the global knowledge economy. The objective of SOPAC's support to countries in communications development is to ensure that all member countries have Internet access and that the government sectors responsible for resource management are connected to their national provider. For Samoa, establishment of postoffice in Meteorology Division to provide all networked staff with individual e-mail accounts. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Technical Assistance 1999
Regional information database developed to assist member countries Database developed as part of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Network 2009
Pacific Energy and Gender (PEG) Network Gender mainstreaming activities in the energy sector. ncreased gender awareness in the energy sector. Energy (E) Bulletin/Newsletter 2006