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
Preparation of ISDR Global Report on Disaster Reduction To conduct appropriate research and prepare draft Pacific report. The ISDR Secretariat invited regional organizations to form part of the preparation of the Global Report of Disaster Reduction. This required the preparation of: (1) An analytical overview of disaster reduction initiatives in the Pacific region (2) Identification of initiatives that could serve as an example for other countries or regions (3) Two in-depth country case studies. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2001
Pacific Energy Newsletter (PEN) The publishing and distribution of PEN on a quarterly basis so as to provide improved access to current energy information. Energy (E) Bulletin/Newsletter 2006
Pacific Women and Her Environment: Support for ECOWOMAN, and other environmental Information Networks In-kind support was given to regional women's environmental networks as a contribution to making science and technology more accessible to Pacific women. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 2000
Acquisition of a shallow water swath mapping 8101 HydroBat system As reported elsewhere in the Council papers, funding to acquire a shallow water swath mapping system (8101 HydroBat System) with the depth range down to 300m is almost secured and Council approval to proceed with this equipment purchase to enhance the coastal surveying capabilities of the Secretariat was being sought in 1998. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1999
Development and Use of Drought Indices for the Pacific Region Increased use of the Drought Index method to take appropriate action to mitigate the effects of ENSO related hazards. The 1997-1999 ENSO event, had devastating impacts throughout the Pacific Region. This event caused severe droughts in the North and South Pacific while the following 1998-99 La Niña event had similar, major impacts on the Central Pacific. A STAR meeting in 1999 noted that a clear need had been identified for the development of a standard, easy to produce and understood drought index for the region and recommended that SOPAC seek collaboration to develop a Drought Index for countries in the Pacific Region. Preliminary work has been undertaken to examine methodologies using the example of Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati as a SOPAC/UNESCO-IHP case study. This new task on research on Drought Indices was proposed in the form of a joint project by the Water Research Foundation of Australia, SOPAC and various other specialists from Pacific Island Countries and is pending awaiting funding. Hazards (H) Activity/Task 2002
Support to Member Countries in GIS and Remote Sensing Development There has been ongoing support for GIS and Remote Sensing development for all member countries in general and in particular the following: (1) Cook Islands - a GIS was developed to assist in the management of pearl farms during a twoweek attachment by a staff member from the Ministry of Marine Resources. (2) FSM - GIS equipment was procured for Pohnpei Environmental Protection Agency and a GIS-based Information system was developed and deployed - SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 312. A proposal was prepared for the first phase of two-phase GIS-based asset and resource management project for the Kosrae Environment Protection Agency - SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 342. All these GIS-based projects in FSM were funded though Australian government support. (3) Fiji - assistance to (i) Forestry Department with development of the Forest Export Market System where GIS was an integral component. (ii) National Disaster Management Office through analysis of satellite imagery of areas affected by the 1998 drought; and (iii) Mineral Resources Department with ad hoc GIS development. (4) Nauru - assistance was provided in recovery of national GIS during one-week visit and development of tasks to establish GIS facilities. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Activity/Task 1999
Certificate in Earth Science & Marine Geology (continued) The Certificate continued the second year of the current 3-year cycle with the two six week advanced courses held in Suva early in 1994. The two courses were: 1. Earth Materials and 2. Earth History and Marine Geology held during the period 21 February to 13 May. . At the completion of Advanced Course 1, 25 successfully passed and 22 at the end of Advanced Course. Human Resources Development (HRD) Training 1994
Hydropower Database This task was to develop a GIS to provide users with readily available information via access to timely and accurate hydropower datasets with any interface that allows for the easy extraction and map form. This sub-regional project is provisionally for those countries with hydropower resources which include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. Outputs from this regional GIS will be made available to international databases currently being developed. Water and Sanitation (WS) Activity/Task 1996
Promotion and Technology Transfer Promoted technology transfers through the use of various publication systems and methods. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 2000
Energy Policy Statements To determine the level of assistance that might be required by memeber countries in the development and establishing a national energy policy statements, that will help in guiding government's in the planning and management of their energy sectors. Policy work is now been addressed by the PIEPSAP Project. Various assessments of the national energy sectors with in member countries has identified the absence of national energy policy statements and guidelines, and that this is one of the major constraints to the effective planning and management of their national energy sectors. This project was initiated in 1993/94 and member countries are now at different levels of progress with the development and adoption of their energy sector policies. The project is to provide on-going, in-country technical assistance as required to those countries that have not yet adopted their national energy policy statements and also to those that require their current policies to be reviewed. Energy (E) Policy and Governance 2000