geosciences

Vanuatu communities to access clean and safe drinking water

People in Vanuatu without access to clean and safe drinking water will be supported by a new project led by the Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources after the official handover of a new VUT50million (USD 468,050) drill rig, today.

Zoom - Protecting South Tarawa’s beaches from erosion

Kiribati’s sandy beaches are a key defence against strong tides, currents and waves. For many years, those beaches have also provided sand and gravel for construction, leading to erosion along parts of the South Tarawa coastline. Working with European…

Using improved maps and data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Experts from around the world will gather in Suva, Fiji, later this month to exchange innovation in the use of satellite data, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), open source software and other tools that assist decision-making in land use and disaster…

Pacific Community strengthens ties with peak Asian geoscience body

Strengthened cooperation between the Pacific Community (SPC) and a peak Asian applied geoscience body will further the use of geoscience to guide sustainable development in the Pacific Islands region.

Pacific Community recognised for geospatial innovation in disaster management

The Pacific Community (SPC) has been bestowed the Asia Geospatial Excellence Award this week (17 October) by GeoSmart Asia for the application of geospatial technology in Disaster Management.

Pacific Community study finds wave energy feasible in the region

On the eve of World Oceans Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) has released a study confirming that wave energy could be a cost-effective energy resource for Pacific Island countries and territories.

Marshall Islands declares maritime boundaries to UN

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has reached a major milestone in ocean resource management and international relations following the submission of their completed maritime boundary legislation to the United Nations on 22 April 2016.

Short film highlights public engagement on deep sea minerals potential

SPC welcomes Nauru's new legislation to govern seabed mining activities

By passing its International Seabed Minerals Bill on 23 October 2015 the Government of Nauru becomes one of the few countries in the world to have an Act governing its engagement in seabed mineral activities undertaken w

Geospatial Council maps a regional strategy

Surveyors and geospatial experts from 12 Pacific Island countries convened today at the 2nd Pacific Geospatial and
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