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PopGIS3: a new tool to visualise development statistics in Tonga
A new online mapping application developed by SPC, and called PopGIS3, is being released today in Tonga – the first Pacific Island country to benefit from this technology. It will allow visualisation of data according to where it has been collected, also…
New Sea Level Monitoring Station boosts Tonga’s Resilience
Today on Vuna Wharf in the Tongan capital of Nukuʻalofa, the Honourable Prime Minister of Tonga Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva officially commissioned a new Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring station, which will provide high quality sea level, climate,…
Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity through biogas generation
Hon. Minister Poasi Tei looking at the cut and crushed maize which is the feedstock to the biogas plants
Green Pacific Port Initiative progress meeting
Participants will be updated on the progress of the GPP initiative which is currently piloted at the Ports Authority Tonga and the Solomon Islands Ports Authority under the SPC Innovation fund.
Aquatic biosecurity for food safety, food security and income generation
Pearl farming in Tonga – Photo credit: Poasi Fale Aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector globally, contributing around 50 per cent of the world’s food fish. It is especially important in regions where fish is the main source of…
Tonga Family Protection Legal Aid Centre opens on 12 March 2018
Tonga will soon be the first country in the Pacific to have a legal aid centre specifically dedicated to helping people who are survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Legal Aid Centre will be opening its doors on Monday 12 March 2018. The…
The first female land surveyor in Tonga: A voice for change in the Pacific
Siotasia Malolo is the first woman in Tonga who dared to take up a career path in one of the Island Kingdom’s male dominated professions, Land Surveying. Did she choose this profession or did the profession choose her? According to the 23 year old, her…
Tonga stakeholders call for more ocean forecasts
Following a successful ocean science training and stakeholder engagement workshop last week, Tonga Meteorological Service has committed to developing a monthly Ocean Outlook to provide critical ocean information and forecasts to the public.
Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency commences service for Pacific Community members
The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) has commenced operations in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
First regional agreement for safety of domestic shipping
Pacific Island Countries and Territories signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Flag State Implementation for Domestic Ships, a global first. Nine Pacific Ministers signed the MOU on behalf of their maritime administration late yesterday as part of the…