SOPAC awarded 2013 DigitalGlobe Asia Pacific Innovation Trophy

Thursday 23 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva
Today, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) accepted the 2013 DigitalGlobe (Asia Pacific) APAC Innovation Award. This award is in recognition of the systems and approaches SPC has taken in the adoption and introduction of DigitalGlobe imagery.

Lagoon survey reveals Kiribati’s wartime past

22 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Tarawa – Kiribati

A survey of the South Tarawa lagoon has revealed some potentially explosive secrets from its past as a major battleground of World War II. The survey was designed to identify battle debris that still litters the floor of the lagoon seventy years after the infamous Battle of Tarawa in 1943.

IACT to support to more Pacific enterprises

Wednesday 22 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva
The European Union-funded Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) Project will expand its support to several additional Pacific enterprises that require assistance in becoming export-oriented businesses, able to consistently supply overseas markets with competitive agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and livestock products.

SPC facilitates access to CABI’s Crop Protection Compendium

Thursday 16  May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva
The Biosecurity and Trade team of SPC’s Land Resources Division, in collaboration with CABI (a not-for-profit science-based development and information organisation), facilitated the first multiple user online access to CABIs Crop Protection Compendium via an authenticated site. The primary users are LRD technical staff, and  heads of biosecurity and quarantine departments across the Pacific, as well as agricultural research institutions.


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