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Valenicina shines a light on disaster preparedness through data collection

15 minutes' drive from the heart of Fiji's capital city, Suva, lies the community of Valenicina. under the watchful eye of one of its residents, Mosese Sereivalu. This community recently worked together to upgrade their road system, organise health…

Fifth DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications (part 2)

​The workshop, hosted by SPC, aims to enhance Pacific Islands Nations capacity to apply ocean observations for social and economic benefit, and to improve the forecasts for severe weather events. The themes for the workshop will include ocean observing…

Fifth DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications (part 1)

The workshop, hosted by SPC, aims to enhance Pacific Islands Nations capacity to apply ocean observations for social and economic benefit, and to improve the forecasts for severe weather events. The themes for the workshop will include ocean observing…

Enhancing a Climate Resilient Marine Sector in the Cook Islands

In the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands, efforts are underway to reverse the major declines in important marine resources caused by a combination of climate-driven and human-derived stressors. Livelihoods in the outer islands are closely tied to the…

Cyclone Harold data will help villages better prepare for next storm

Tropical Cyclone Harold hit island communities in Fiji in April 2020 leaving behind a wake of destruction. The wind, associated rain and wave swells caused coastal erosion, landslides and damage to village homes and community centres.

Digital Earth Pacific: Decision-ready data for the Blue Pacific

Digital Earth Pacific

The Digital Earth Pacific project will support the development of an operational earth observation system that takes decades of freely available data and brings it together in a sensible way within the Pacific context. It will allow Member States to make…

SPC Director GEM, Dr Andrew Jones, address at the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC), Nadi, Fiji, to commemorate World Meteorological Day

Bula Vinaka, Namaste, and Happy World Meteorological Day! It is a privilege to celebrate World Meteorological Day with all of you here today at the Pacific’s own Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre here in Fiji. This is my first time to visit your…

The Pacific Community (SPC) supports training course for emergency management trainers

The Pacific Community (SPC) through the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) project has provided funding support for 53 trainers to undertake the International Skills Training and Assessor (IST) Course delivered by the Australia Pacific…

Breaking cultural and social boundaries

Naomi Jackson Druma originally from Lawaki in Kadavu, was born and raised in Lautoka in a family of three, being the youngest of the family Naomi has always wanted to be a mentor and a leader. “My family was the greatest influence in my career choice. My…
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