Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division (GEM)

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Vanuatu Ocean Policy and Ocean Services Stakeholders Workshop

SPC in partnership with VMGD organises and hosts the Vanuatu Ocean Policy and Ocean Services Stakeholders Workshop comprising of a 3-day Ocean and Tides Workshop (technical training) and a 2-day ocean stakeholder consultation seeking to identify critical…

Search and Rescue (SAR) Facility Opens in Samoa

Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa   The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened a state-of-the-art Search and Rescue Facility on Friday, last week. The first of its kind in the…

Emergency Operations Centre triggers safety mode of riverbank dwellers

Sevuloni Dewai was among the early birds in the hinterland of Naitasiri Province for a much-anticipated event down the Wainimala River.  He was on the first bus out of the mountainous ranges on the border with Fiji’s largest province of Ba near the…

Solomon Islands recruits its first oceanographer

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services has recently recruited an oceanographer, a first amongst National Meteorological Services (NMS) in the Pacific. This milestone reaffirms the Solomon Islands’ commitment to the Pacific Island Meteorological…

SPC maritime experts reflect on their experience in Remote Sensing Summer School

Using our earth to understand the impact climate change and disasters have on the Pacific and its islands is critical.  At the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division (GEM) this understanding and knowledge underpins all of the…

Development minerals report will help guide sustainable use of Fiji’s georesources

These minerals we use to build our homes, schools, roads, water systems and just about every type of infrastructure you can think of, are critical for the Pacific. We use them to treat our soil and increase agricultural yields, to protect our coastlines…

Tracking ‘moody’ Mona

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama queries some details regarding TC Mona’s track.   Always be ready for the worst and hope for the best   By ILAITIA TURAGABECI AS Tropical Cyclone Mona roared across the islands, a group of men sat huddled around a…

Baseline Assessement of Development Minerals in Fiji

Download the PDF document on ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme website

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling up Pacific Adaptation project holds initial meeting in Fiji

Charlotte Pihigia of Niue during one of the group discussions at the meeting   Delegates from ten Pacific Island countries are gathering in Suva, Fiji this week for the inception and planning meeting of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling…

Refurbished Emergency Operations Centres to strengthen disaster response in Fiji

Disaster response in Fiji is expected to be strengthened, with the opening of two newly-refurbished Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) funded by the European Union under the ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project implemented…
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