geosciences

IALA AtoN Level 1 course manager course

​The Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) Chapter V requires contracting governments to provide such Aids to Navigation as the volume of traffic and degree of risk require. This IALA AtoN Level 1 Manager Course is the first of this type being…

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…

Fresh groundwater potential discovered in Cook Islands could support communities on remote islands

Conducting electrical resistivity surveys along the airport runway   A backup water source to support the communities of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands to access safe and clean drinking water during drought conditions has recently been investigated.…

2018 Tide Prediction Calendars Released

More than 1,800 Tide Prediction Calendars for 20 Pacific locations were distributed this week to National Meteorological Service offices, port authorities and other key ocean stakeholders around the region. These annual calendars are a popular product of…

Global experts gather in Fiji to discuss need for greater collaboration on GIS and Remote Sensing technology

Participants from across the globe were on hand to take part in the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Pacific GIS/RS Conference Tuesday morning at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre. The conference, jointly convened by Fiji…

SPC promotes geothermal energy as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in the Pacific

Access to electrical power is one of the major impediments to development in the Pacific, let alone access to clean and affordable energy. While Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are making some progress in harnessing renewable energy…

Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Jones as the Director of Geoscience, Energy and Maritime at the Pacific Community (SPC). His appointment will formally take effect on 16 October 2017.
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