Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division (GEM)

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Working together for our Ocean

Across the Pacific Islands, the ocean separates, connects, threatens and sustains us. The ocean has a tremendous impact upon the lives of every islander, but we are only gradually beginning to understand the enormous impact we are having on it. Ensuring…

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction- Statement by Dr. A. Aumua, SPC Deputy Director-General

Check against delivery Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Statement by Dr Audrey Aumua Deputy Director General, The Pacific Community (SPC)    

Safer Seas, Cleaner Oceans: The PIDSS program

For centuries, pacific people have travelled across the vast oceans using traditional canoes and other means of transportation. Today hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on sea and shipping services for business, inter-island travel or just the…

Atoll nations unite against the exceptional and existential threat caused by climate change

The four exclusively atoll nations came together in Fiji recently to discuss the fact their homes and cultures are at an increased risk as a result of the global climate crisis.  High level representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands,…

PACIFIC RESILIENCE MEETING - OUTCOMES STATEMENT

PACIFIC RESILIENCE MEETING - OUTCOMES STATEMENT  

Forty biogas digesters installed in the islands of Tuvalu bring community cleaner cooking stoves

The islands of Tuvalu are now able to use sustainable energy to cook their food after the installation of forty (40) biogas digesters in Niulakita, Nukulaelae, Nukufetau, Vaitupu, Nui, Niutao and Funafuti.

Workshop on UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Scientific models and tools for strengthened resilience action in Tuvalu

“Tropical Cyclone Pam largely affected Vanuatu which was more than 1000 KM away from Tuvalu, and yet our islands were flooded by the massive waves the cyclone generated,” Tauala Katea Director for Tuvalu Meteorological Services shared with participants…

Atoll Adaptation Dialogue

One day scientific focused session on key areas relevant to countries and a determination of what the next steps are in terms of progressing the case of atoll nations at national, regional and international levels

Cook Islands maritime industry calls for action to reduce greenhouse emissions

The Cook Islands Ministry of Transport, together with national ship operators, port operators and stakeholders have called for greater initiative in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses. The call was made at the first National Workshop…
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