geosciences

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…

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…

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.

Pacific commits to greater collaboration in improving the science of floods and drought

Regional collaboration is essential to managing the impacts of droughts and floods across the Pacific. This was the finding of the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-4) this week, as it took a step towards the better management of floods and…

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.

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.
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